Addis Ababa November 12/2020 (ENA) Ethiopian Airways introduced immediately that it has readied 21 cargo freighters that transport COVID-19 vaccine the world over.
In an unique interview with ENA, Ethiopian Cargo Managing Director Fitsum Abadi mentioned a complete of 21 cargo freighters, together with 777, 787 and transformed Air Bus 350, are prepared to move the desperately awaited vaccine.
“We are prepared on the ground with state-of-the-art facilities and on the air with brand new aircrafts,” he added.
The vaccine wants as much as -78 diploma Celsius storage throughout transportation, the cargo managing director mentioned, including that “this is very tough to handle in the entire world; but knowing this in advance we are prepared.”
In line with him, one kilogram of vaccine, for instance, requires 30 kilograms of dry ice to keep up the temperature of the vaccine.
“Ethiopia Airlines is well ahead of the situation where we have investigated what is required and established what is important on ground in terms of dedicated human resource to handle vaccines, maintain the cold chain from warehouse up to the aircraft. We have also signed agreement with Envirotainer suppliers,” he elaborated.
Fitsum additional famous that the airline has been on the forefront of transporting lifesaving medical provides and PPE and can proceed to take action.
Ethiopian was awarded the “Overall Excellence for Outstanding Crisis Leadership 2020 Award” for its main function in transporting medical provides and stranded individuals after COVID-19 struck.
Because the outbreak of COVID-19, Ethiopian operated over 360 constitution cargo flights and carried medical provides to over 80 international locations moreover reuniting greater than 63,000 residents of various international locations via constitution repatriation flights.