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WFS and Airbus fly aid to Beirut blast victims

[ September 28, 2020   //   ]

Worldwide Flight Services’ team in Toulouse, France provided ground and cargo handling services for a special humanitarian flight organised by the Airbus Foundation to help victims of the devastating explosion in Beirut on 4 August.  

In the immediate aftermath of the disaster, Airbus provided satellite imagery to analyse the damage in order to help government analysts, NGOs and first responders see the full extent of the incident and to plan and expedite their response.

This has now been followed by an Airbus A350 flight from Toulouse to the Lebanese capital carrying 10 tonnes of humanitarian aid, organised by the Foundation and its partners.

The cargo included medicine, visors, masks, school items, electrical products and IT equipment.