Aerial aid at hand
Technology has given humanity the means to weather a kaleidoscope of circumstances … However, natural disasters still need to be tamed. We can detect them but, unfortunately, they still leave devastation in their paths.
One such tragedy is Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms ever recorded, which swept through the Philippines – affecting millions of people with winds gusting up to 270 km/h. Parts of the low-lying islands were completely flattened, leaving many hundreds of thousands of people homeless.
But technology, and caring hearts, is helping to deal with the aftermath. Chapman Freeborn Airchartering’s international offices are currently involved in the effort to deliver humanitarian supplies to thousands of people affected by the typhoon.
The global aircraft charter company is currently overseeing the delivery of hundreds of tonnes of aid cargo from the United States, Europe and the Middle East on behalf of worldwide aid agencies. The cargo will be flown to Mactan-Cebu International Airport and Manila International Airport on chartered aeroplanes, including Antonov An-12, Boeing 777 and Boeing 747 freighters.
So far, Chapman Freeborn has 1 000 tonnes of relief supplies booked to go to the Phillipines – consisting of plastic sheathing, tents and basic housing equipment, as well as water purification systems and high-energy biscuits.