Ethiopian Airlines, German NGO humedica e.V, Aviation without Borders and Airbus Foundation have facilitated the transport of nine tonnes of humanitarian goods from Toulouse, France, to Addis Ababa.
The humanitarian goods which are destined to provide relief to drought prone areas in the East African region, were delivered by Ethiopian Airlines newest and fourth A350-900 named Simien Fox.
The humanitarian cargo consisted of diarrhoeal disease kits, emergency food rations, interagency emergency health kits and clothing.
The goods will be handed over to the Ethiopian Airlines Foundation, the Ethiopian Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs and the National Disaster Risk Management Commission for further distribution to refugee camps as well as health stations.
In February, 2017, Ethiopian Airlines took delivery of its third A350-900 having received the first two in 2016. It now has 10 more of the type to be delivered out of 14 it ordered in 2009.
Ethiopian Airlines is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. It operates Africa's youngest and most modern fleet including Airbus A350, Boeing 787, to 93 international destinations across five continents.
The Airbus Foundation, chaired by Tom Enders, CEO of Airbus, is the company’s vehicle for corporate philanthropy for driving innovation to address societal issues.