Madrid, 6 April 2022 – The Airbus Foundation and the Spanish Agency for International Development and Cooperation (AECID) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to increase the cooperation between emergency responders and to build capacity as well as logistics capabilities. The commitment establishes processes to increase the efficiency of humanitarian missions in the immediate aftermath of a natural disaster. The MoU was signed by Antón Leis García, Director of AECID, and Rachel Schroeder, Managing Director of the Airbus Foundation.

“Combining the extensive humanitarian network of the AECID and its resources with the products and services of the Airbus Foundation will help us to establish a common approach to achieve the best impact possible for every humanitarian mission,” said Antón Leis García. 

“The MoU will increase the capability of the Airbus Foundation and the AECID to respond  in the immediate aftermath of a natural disaster. I would like to thank all the teams involved for their great efforts in making this MoU possible,” said Rachel Schroeder.

In the framework of the MoU the Airbus Foundation and the AECID formalize the collaboration within the areas of satellite images to assess humanitarian needs, the transport of cargo with Airbus test aircraft and the provision of Airbus helicopter flight hours using local operators.

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