Friday, May 07, 2021

World's largest cargo plane leaves UK with relief supplies to India

The world’s largest cargo plane, the massive Antonov 124 aircraft of Volga Dnepr, has left Belfast flying three 18-tonne oxygen generators and 1,000 ventilators as part of the United Kingdom’s latest response to India’s Covid-19 crisis.

Staff at Belfast International Airport worked through the night to load 60 tonnes of life-saving kit, funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office.

Each of the three oxygen generation units –housed in 40ft freight containers – are able to produce 500 litres of oxygen per minute, enough to treat 50 people at a time on ventilators. Northern Ireland health minister, Robin Swann, was at Belfast International Airport to see the generators dispatched.

07/05/21 ITLN

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