in General Aviation

Air Senegal and Airbus Foundation team up for first goodwill flight

Posted 13 March 2019 · Add Comment

The Airbus Foundation and Air Senegal organised their first goodwill flight on March 8 to transport medical equipment, toys, clothes for kids and adults as well as books on board the airline’s newest A330neo.

 

The aircraft took off from Toulouse airport carrying 13 tonnes of goods donated by Aviation Sans Frontières, L'Institut Universitaire du Cancer-Toulouse Oncopole and La Chaîne de l'Espoir, to Air Senegal’s home base at Blaise-Diagne International Airport in Dakar

Servir Senegal will use the donation for medical, housing and dietary assistance for the elderly deemed to be in vulnerable conditions. The books will be donated to children to advance their education.

“We are honoured to be working with the Airbus Foundation and its partners to perform this goodwill flight,” said Philippe Bohn, chief executive officer Air Senegal. “The acceptance of our latest A330neo is made more meaningful as we transport humanitarian goods to those in need. This mission is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate the power of cooperation in aviation to bring relief to people in the region.”

“I am proud that a brand new Airbus aircraft is being delivered with humanitarian goods on board,” said Guillaume Faury, President Airbus Commercial Aircraft and member of the Airbus Foundation’s Board of Directors. “I welcome Air Senegal to our network of Foundation partners and thank all involved for their logistics support and tireless efforts to make this mission a reality.”

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Boeing postpones first flight of 777X due to poor weather

Boeing is postponing the 777X first flight that was scheduled to take place today, January 23, due to weather.

SAA operates new Airbus A350-900 to JFK powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engine

South African Airways (SAA) new Airbus A350-900 operated its first international flight from O.R Tambo International (ORTIA) airport to New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport.

Bombardier gets green light for avionics upgrade on Learjet aircraft

Bombardier has announced that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has certified the latest update to the popular Garmin G5000 avionics suite aboard Learjet aircraft.

Airbus to add A321 production capabilities in Toulouse

Following its strategy to keep its overall production system at the leading edge of technology and to increase industrial capacity and flexibility, Airbus has decided to create new A321 production capabilities at its site in Toulouse.

Routes and AFRAA sign agreement to help drive growth for Africa aviation market

The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) and Routes have signed their first formal agreement in history.

Ideagen and ExecuJet MRO Services in global software project

Dassault-owned, ExecuJet MRO Services, is to roll out several software applications from Ideagen across its global operations to standardise a series of processes as it prepares for a three year growth project.

AVAFA20SK2207050320
See us at
AVMENA20 BT1309100620AVAFA20BT2207050320