The Royal Malaysian Airforce, Airbus and the Spanish Red Cross have worked together to deliver a load of humanitarian goods from Spain to Malaysia.
The cargo consisted of mosquito nets, which will be used to prevent malaria outbreaks following future natural disasters in the region. The collaboration has been facilitated by the Airbus Foundation and utilised the delivery flight of the fourth A400M to the RMAF.
Sri Affendi Buang Chief of RMAF said:
“For the Royal Malaysian Air Force humanitarian missions are a key part of our mission and we have invested considerable training and resources to ensure that we are fully able to assist in the event of a natural disaster anywhere in the region.”
Fernando Alonso, Head of Military Aircraft Airbus Defence and Space said:
“We are delighted that this delivery flight to the Royal Malaysian Air Force has carried a load of humanitarian goods for the Red Cross. This will certainly be the first of many HADR missions, for which this aircraft is designed and ideally suited and we look forward to further support this in the future.”