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
In order to deliver critically-needed mask supplies to the Spanish health system, an Airbus A400M airlifter has performed an air-bridge between Toulouse and Madrid.
The aircraft, known as MSN56 and operated by an Airbus crew, took off on March 23 2020 from Airbus’ headquarters in Toulouse.
The aircraft completed the journey in almost an hour, landing at the Getafe Air Base in Madrid to off-load and deliver the masks to the Spanish Ministry of Defence.
According to the press release, “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 comes on top of donations by Airbus in recent days to provide thousands of masks to hospitals and public services around Europe.
The press release also said that the company will continue to support with additional flights planned to take place in the coming days in coordination with national authorities.