Airbus Arranges Air Bridge Between the Europe and China to Supply Face Masks

In support of the COVID-19 crisis efforts, Airbus has deployed a new air-bridge flight between Europe and China to deliver additional face mask supplies to France, Germany, Spain and United Kingdom health systems.

The aircraft, an Airbus A330-200 undergoing conversion as Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT), took off on March 26 from Airbus’ Getafe site near Madrid (Spain) reaching the Airbus site in Tianjin (China) on March 27. The aircraft, operated by an Airbus crew, returned to Spain on March 28 at with a cargo of more than 4 million face masks.

In recent days, Airbus had already organised flights from Europe and China with A330-800 and A400M aircraft to donate thousands of face masks to hospitals and public services around Europe.


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