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First humanitarian 787 flight

written by australianaviation.com.au | October 24, 2012

Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines and Seattle-based Anaesthesia Outreach have delivered nearly nine tonnes of medical supplies to Ethiopia’s largest hospital in what is the first flight under Boeing’s Humanitarian Flight Delivery program.

The equipment included several anaesthesia machines, patient monitoring equipment and intensive care beds.

The Humanitarian Flight Delivery program is a collaboration between Boeing and airline customers to support non-profit organisations.  Freight is loaded into the otherwise empty cargo bays of new aircraft being delivered.  Ethiopian, which has seven 787s on order, has been a key partner in driving the initiative.

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