An Airbus flight in support of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) took off this morning on route to Nairobi, Kenya, to help support hunger relief efforts in Somalia. This flight carrying 41 tons of high energy food is the second Airbus relief flight following an earlier one in early August this year. The A340 test aircraft was loaded in Toulouse by Airbus volunteers and left for Nairobi. The aid flight mission arranged between the Red Cross and the Airbus Corporate Foundation follows an appeal by the United Nations to private companies to provide logistical help to deliver aid to people in areas of Southeast Africa. Since its launch in December 2008, the Airbus Corporate Foundation, has completed some 20 relief flights to several destinations all over the globe.