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24 March 2020
24. March 2020 Defence

Airbus A400M transports masks to Spain in support of COVID-19 crisis efforts

Operated by an Airbus crew, an A400M airlifter performed an air-bridge between Toulouse, France and Madrid, Spain to deliver critically-needed face mask supplies for the Spanish health system
COVID-19 supply flight – Unloading cargo from an A400M    
 
Airbus A400M transports masks to Spain in support of COVID-19 crisis efforts    
 

Getafe, 24 March 2020 – An Airbus A400M airlifter has performed an air-bridge between Toulouse and Madrid in order to deliver critically-needed mask supplies to the Spanish health system.

                                 

The aircraft, known as MSN56 and operated by an Airbus crew, took off on 23rd March 2020 from Airbus’ headquarters in Toulouse at 18.07 local time (CET) landing at the Getafe Air Base (Madrid) at 19.05 to off-load and deliver the masks to the Spanish Ministry of Defence.

 

The cargo is part of the approximately 2 million masks transported over the weekend by a test Airbus A330-800 aircraft from Tianjin, China, to Europe.

 

This air-bridge will enable the delivery of a significant supply of masks to the Spanish public health network in support of current COVID-19 crisis efforts. This comes on top of donations by Airbus in recent days to provide thousands of masks to hospitals and public services around Europe. The Company will continue to support with additional flights planned to take place in the coming days in coordination with national authorities.

 

The picture shows the off-loading of the cargo at Airbus Getafe site in Madrid, Spain.

 

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