Monday, May 17, 2021

Air cargo sector continues to fly life-saving medical equipment to India

The air cargo industry is continuing to fly life-saving medical supplies and equipment to India, as the country fights against its second wave of Covid. Read the latest updates below.

MAY 17: Antonov Airlines has transported 70 tonnes of oxygen concentrators from Tel Aviv in Israel to Delhi in India for its Indian general sales agent Flywell Aviation Pvt., and supply chain services provider Delhivery. The 2,500 concentrators were carried one of Antonov Airline’s seven AN-124-100 aircraft with a payload of up to 150 tonnes.

MAY 16: FedEx Express donated a second charter flight to transport more than 780 oxygen concentrators and more than 1.8m KN95 masks, as well as medicines and pharmaceutical supplies on a Boeing 777F. The supplies were provided by Direct Relief and were carried from Newark in New Jersey to Mumbai in India, to be delivered to healthcare facilities in India.

MAY 14: SpiceXpress, the cargo division of Indian carrier SpiceJet, has airlifted around 55,000 oxygen concentrators and Covid relief material in just over three weeks. Out of this, 51,000 oxygen concentrators were transported from the US, Singapore and China, and 4,660 were transported domestically. The equipment was carried on SpiceXpress’ widebody and narrowbody cargo aircraft.

MAY 12: Russian freighter operator Volga-Dnepr Airlines has operated three charter flights from China, Ireland and Germany, to India. More than 200 tonnes of medical equipment — including oxygen storing containers, concentrators and cryogenic containers — were transported on the carrier’s An-124-100 and Il-76TD-90VD aircraft to various parts of India.

MAY 12: Emirates SkyCargo established a humanitarian airbridge between Dubai and India to transport urgent medical cargo and support the country’s fight against Covid-19. As part of the airbridge operations, Emirates SkyCargo is also offering available cargo capacity free of charge to nine cities in India. The carrier has already transported medicines and medical equipment on scheduled and charter cargo flights to India.

MAY 9: FedEx Express donated a charter flight carrying more than 3,400 oxygen concentrators, converters, and nearly 265,000 KN95 masks. The flight originated in Newark in New Jersey and delivered the goods to Mumbai in India.

17/05/21 Rachel Harry/Aircrago News

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