The Airbus Foundation and the Air Mauritius Foundation have operated a humanitarian flight comprising 3.5 tonnes of medical equipment on board the airline’s latest A350-900 aircraft.
The cargo, which consisted of medical equipment including examination tables, wheelchairs, mattresses and medical beds, will help Mauritian NGOs that provide health care services to the community.
Equipment will also be flown to Madagascar in order to ease the tense health care situation in the country. The aircraft took off from Toulouse on 25th November flying the goods to Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, the home base of Air Mauritius.
This is a joint humanitarian initiative facilitated by Aviation Sans Frontières, the Airbus Foundation and the Air Mauritius Foundation. “It is a great honour for us and our Air Mauritius Foundation to be working shoulder to shoulder with the Airbus Foundation and Aviation Sans Frontières to make this humanitarian flight a reality,” said Somas Appavou, Chief Executive Officer of Air Mauritius.
“The Air Mauritius Foundation was launched to strengthen our company’s social engagement. Every year, we help thousands of Mauritians in the fields of health, education, sports and culture. This mission is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate the power of cooperation in aviation to bring much needed relief to people in the region.”