Airbus Foundation completes COVID-19 and Ebola relief flight to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Republic of the Congo

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Loading of humanitarian goods on an Airbus A330neo test aircraft at Vatry, France

The Airbus Foundation together with the French Red Cross (FRC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has flown a medical team and 14 tonnes of humanitarian aid to the Republic of the Congo, using an Airbus A330neo test aircraft.

The cargo will help in the fight against both the COVID-19 pandemic and the Ebola crisis in the Republic of the Congo and the DRC.

The A330neo departed from Vatry, France, on 19th June and landed at Brazzaville airport, Republic of the Congo, the same day with personnel from the IFRC and FRC on board to support logistics on arrival. Also on board was personal protective equipment needed to create an administrative base for a treatment zone for FRC.

Toulouse, 23 June 2020

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