A400M delivers first humanitarian cargo for Malaysia
The Royal Malaysian Airforce (RMAF), Airbus and the Spanish Red Cross have worked together to deliver a load of humanitarian goods from Seville, Spain, to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Asia-Pacific Regional Office in Malaysia on March 23.
The cargo consisted of mosquito nets, which will be used to prevent malaria outbreaks following future natural disasters in the region. The collaboration has been facilitated by the Airbus Foundation and utilised the delivery flight of the fourth A400M to the RMAF.
“We are delighted that this delivery flight to the Royal Malaysian Air Force has carried a load of humanitarian goods for the Red Cross. This will certainly be the first of many HADR missions, for which this aircraft is designed and ideally suited and we look forward to further support this in the future,” added Fernando Alonso, Head of Military Aircraft Airbus Defence and Space.
The A400M unique ability to fly further, faster and with heavy loads while operating from short and soft unpaved airstrips, makes it ideally adapted to the geographical conditions that are often faced in the context of humanitarian missions.