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Air Partner aids Iraq

[ August 27, 2014   //   ]

Air Partner says it has delivered 400 tonnes of aid to Iraq and the figure is expected to increase. Over the past two weeks, Air Partner has chartered nine flights – six from the UAE, one from Cyprus and two from East Midlands to Iraq using Airbus A300 and A310 aircraft. The team also chartered Douglas MD11F, Iluyshin 76 and Antonov 12 aircraft to deliver goods from the UK and Dubai into the air operations hub in Cyprus used by the Royal Air Force.

Since the crisis started, Air Partner has been tasked with maintaining supplies of shelters, emergency food, water treatment and water storage units to the military aircraft which are flying missions to air drop these supplies into the region. In addition, Air Partner has arranged for the delivery of essential kit and special vehicles for use in dangerous situations to ensure aid workers can work quickly and safely on the ground.