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22 March 2017
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A400M delivers first humanitarian cargo with Royal Malaysian Air Force

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, 23 March 2017 – The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF), Airbus and the Spanish Red Cross have delivered together a load of humanitarian goods from Seville, Spain, to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Asia Pacific Regional Office in Malaysia. The relief supplies will be used to prevent malaria outbreaks following future natural disasters in the region. The collaboration has been facilitated by the Airbus Foundation and utilised the delivery flight of the fourth A400M to the RMAF.

Humanitarian delivery flight of the fourth A400M to the RMAF (II)  
22 March 2017 Newsroom

The Royal Malaysian Airforce (RMAF), Airbus and the Spanish Red Cross have delivered together a load of humanitarian goods from Seville, Spain, to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Asia Pacific Regional Office in Malaysia. The relief supplies will be used to prevent malaria outbreaks following future natural disasters in the region. The collaboration has been facilitated by the Airbus Foundation and utilised the delivery flight of the fourth A400M to the RMAF.

“For the Royal Malaysian Air Force humanitarian missions are a key part of our mission and we have invested considerable training and resources to ensure that we are fully able to assist in the event of a natural disaster anywhere in the region,” said General Dato’ Sri Affendi Buang Chief of RMAF.

“We are delighted that this delivery flight to the Royal Malaysian Air Force has carried a load of humanitarian goods for the Red Cross. This will certainly be the first of many HADR missions, for which this aircraft is designed and ideally suited and we look forward to further support this in the future,” added Fernando Alonso, Head of Military Aircraft Airbus Defence and Space.

Andrea Debbane, Executive Director of the Airbus Foundation, said: “Partnerships are the backbone of the Foundation’s work and it is always especially good to bring our Airbus customers together with our NGO partners. Through our humanitarian flight programme, we are setting a really important standard for the wider collaboration of commercial organisations and NGOs.”

With its unique capabilities to fly further, faster and with heavy loads, while operating from short and soft unpaved airstrips, the A400M is ideally adapted to the geographical conditions in the Asia Pacific region for disaster relief and humanitarian missions.

About the Airbus Foundation

The Airbus Foundation, chaired by Tom Enders, CEO of Airbus, includes Airbus, Airbus Helicopters and Airbus Defence and Space as founding and contributing members. It is the company’s vehicle for corporate philanthropy, using the group’s resources, aeronautic and space products, competencies, diverse workforce and culture for driving innovation to address societal issues. In particular, the Foundation supports the global humanitarian community and inspires and prepares young people for the challenges of tomorrow. Since its launch in December 2008, the Airbus Foundation has facilitated more than 50 relief or goodwill flights to numerous destinations around the globe. More information can be found at www.airbusgroup.com/foundation. Follow us on Twitter: @AirbusFdn

Humanitarian delivery flight of the fourth A400M to the RMAF (I)  
22 March 2017 Newsroom

The Royal Malaysian Airforce (RMAF), Airbus and the Spanish Red Cross have delivered together a load of humanitarian goods from Seville, Spain, to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Asia Pacific Regional Office in Malaysia. The relief supplies will be used to prevent malaria outbreaks following future natural disasters in the region. The collaboration has been facilitated by the Airbus Foundation and utilised the delivery flight of the fourth A400M to the RMAF.

Daniel Werdung

daniel.werdung@airbus.com

+49 89 607 34275

Siva Govindasamy

siva.govindasamy@airbus.com

+65 93827701

Major Marina Harun, RMAF

prtudm@gmail.com

+60 13 399 7254

 

 

 

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