CSR: Boeing and Ethiopian Partner on 40th Delivery Flight
Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines recently launched their 40th humanitarian delivery flight when the airline’s newest Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner departed Everett, carrying over 20,000 pounds of humanitarian supplies.
The shipment, including supplies for health care and family needs, will be distributed to hospitals, clinics and charities in the Addis Ababa region.
Some of the medical supplies, clothing and hygiene products will be provided to the Mary Joy Foundation, which helps women and youth access skills and training to rise out of poverty.
The Humanitarian Delivery Flight Program was launched in 1992 as a collaboration between Boeing and its customers to transport humanitarian supplies assistance around the world on newly delivered airplanes with otherwise empty cargo holds.
To date, there have been over 200 humanitarian delivery flights. More than 1.6 million pounds of critical supplies have been delivered since the start of the program.
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