March 10: Airbus worked with South American airlines to send aid to Santiago in the wake of the earthquake that hit Chile on February 27. An A319 from Brazilian carrier TAM Airlines filled with hygienic supplies, blankets and plastic water canisters collected by the Red Cross and General Consulate of Chile in Hamburg, Germany landed in Sao Paulo on March 9 and transferred to a Santiago-bound A320 from Chile’s LAN airlines.
Tom Enders, President of Airbus and the Airbus Foundation said “The Airbus Foundation, together with TAM Airlines, identified an opportunity to send humanitarian aid to Chile to support the international relief effort. Many people came together in record time to make this work.”
The Airbus Foundation has been built up over recent years and is a global network of airlines and relief organisations that support international humanitarian