May 1 2020  |  Aviation Trends

Avia Solutions Groups to donate money for vaccine transport

By Jane Hobson

Avia Solutions Group has announced that it will donate USD $2 million for COVID-19 vaccine transportation.

“The support money shall be dedicated to transporting COVID-19 vaccines to highly infected places using the company’s aircraft fleet, Dornier 228, 747-400F, 737-400F and A321," said. Vygaudas Usackas, Ambassador and Member of the Board of Directors of Avia Solutions Group.

Up to 50 percent of the groups flights are for humanitarian purposes. The company currently controls the operations of Chapman Freeborn, Bluebird Nordic and Avion Express, which together achieve around 10,000 flight hours per month performing medical aid flights, repatriation, United Nations World Food Programme missions and other services.

“Some areas are facing issues for cargo transportation as the waiting time for large cargo or cargo to difficult areas can be as long as two to three weeks," Usackas said. "As a Group, we want to be sure that once the vaccine is invented, its transportation to areas, which need it most, will have been solved in advance."

According to the press release, many vaccines are being tested, and certification procedures has already started. While the time frame for approval processes is from late October 2020 to mid-2021, vaccine transportation will most likely be needed in March to April 2021.

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