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Airbus, Bolloré Logistics, WFS help protect Covid-19 health workers in France, Spain

[ April 9, 2020   //   ]

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has worked alongside Airbus and Bolloré Logistics to expedite the distribution of two million face masks to health workers in France and Spain to support the live-saving medical teams in both countries battling the outbreak of the coronavirus.
The three companies – all leaders in their respective fields and all headquartered in France – joined forces to support the governmental and healthcare sector response to the Covid-19 crisis. With demand for face masks to help protect healthcare workers, public service employees and the general public from the virus far exceeding supply, Airbus operated one of its own A330-800 passenger aircraft to Tianjin in China to collect the shipment.
Co-ordinated with its logistics partner Bolloré, the Airbus flight returned to Toulouse, where WFS’ cargo handling specialists were ready to quickly offload the cargo and make the necessary preparations for the masks to reach their final destinations across France and Spain. The WFS team broke down the shipment, immediately despatching masks into the healthcare sector in France as well as repalletizing and loading the masks destined to help the relief effort in Spain.
From Toulouse, an Airbus A400M carried face masks to Getafe in Spain, completing the operation on March 24.

Photo credit:
Face masks on board an Airbus aircraft. (Airbus photo.)

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