Airbus Foundation supports relief efforts in Nepal

A 7.9 magnitude earthquake shook Nepal on April 25, the worst in more than 80 years. Authorities report over 3,000 deaths (as of 27 April 2015). The humanitarian situation in towns and villages closer to the epicentre and beyond the Kathmandu valley is a major concern. 6.6 million people live within the affected areas.



The Airbus Foundation working with the International Committee of the Red Cross and Red Crescent societies together to bring through a concerted effort to aid the victims, said the aircraft manufacturer. To prepare the Airbus Foundation in cooperation with the French government already the auxiliary flight of an Airbus A350 in front, set to transport medical personnel and relief goods for several French NGOs. On the way back the plane will also evacuate around 200 French nationals.

The Airbus Helicopters Foundation prepare the use of multiple H125 helicopters (Ecureuil) in the earthquake zone. In addition, Nepal Airlines will use an Airbus delivery flight from Hamburg this week to transport relief supplies and medical personnel. Airbus Defence and Space have already led satellite imagery to the relief workers on. In addition, the company's employees, to support 75,000 underprivileged people in the next 18 months donated.
The Airbus Corporate Foundation have also entered into a long-term agreement with Emirates to take on their A380 delivery flights in the coming years, each water-treatment plants as cargo to Dubai, where the United Nations maintain a large supply depot for humanitarian supplies.

The Airbus A350-941 test, F-WWYB, MSN5 traveled on Tuesday afternoon already as flight "AIB359" from Toulouse to Paris (CDG)

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