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Newsletter #224     | News

The Airbus Helicopters Foundation Supports The Red Cross Efforts To Provide Aid In Dominica


The Airbus Helicopters Foundation has provided support chartering a H120 helicopter for the ongoing humanitarian relief operations in Dominica, in the Caribbean, in the wake of tropical storm Erika.


The Airbus Helicopters Foundation Supports The Red Cross Efforts To Provide Aid In Dominica


Airbus Helicopters, September 17, 2015 - Marignane, France – The Airbus Helicopters Foundation has provided support to ongoing humanitarian relief operations in the small island nation of Dominica, in the Caribbean, which was recently hit with heavy rainfall and mudslides in the wake of tropical storm Erika.

Chartering an H120 helicopter from Martinique-based operator Héliblue Helicoptère, the Foundation has been able to support assessment flights over the island in partnership with the Red Cross. Volunteers are still working tirelessly in Dominica to provide support for the more than 300 people evacuated from the storm’s path.

“Thanks to the support of the Airbus Helicopters Foundation, we have been able to identify specific areas where our help is the most needed and where we have to focus our efforts,” said Stephen Omollo, Head of Strategic Partnerships and International Relations. “We are also able to better quantify the number of people in need, which is invaluable for our humanitarian response.”

Following initial flights in the H120, aid workers have been able to identify that some 8,000 people are without water, which represents nearly half of the entire island. At the moment, nine areas have been classified as special disaster areas and multiple health centres are no longer operational. The Red Cross is continuing its efforts to provide relief to those in need and will perform additional flights according to the needs of relief organizations on the ground.

“In times of need, helicopters play a vital role to assess the situation and to provide the aid needed for those affected by the tragedy,” said Guillaume Faury, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Foundation and CEO of Airbus Helicopters. “With the help of our local customers, the Airbus Helicopters Foundation is able to fulfil its mission of supporting the ongoing rescue operations in the area.”

About the Airbus Helicopters Corporate Foundation: The Airbus Helicopters Corporate Foundation was created in 2012 as an independent, apolitical and non-profit legal entity that unites the company’s humanitarian activities under one framework with a focus on emergency response. It has carried out nearly 200 flight hours in 8 countries since the first humanitarian operation in 2013. The Foundation also supports local training for emergency responders in various countries, including training for in-flight missions.

Aircraft mentioned in this article :
Eurocopter EC120B F-OPYB     ( Héliblue )

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FR Airbus Helicopters Foundation Airbus Helicopters France
MQ Héliblue
DO dominican republic

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