Company Provides Urgent Relief, Bringing Critical Supplies to Capital City of Juba
Fort Lauderdale, FL – August 12, 2019 – Air Partner – a market leader in private aviation with experience in disaster recovery – is frequently called on to support relief efforts, proactively, during a crisis and/or after a moment of impact. On July 10, the company was contacted by a national humanitarian organization to assist with the safe and speedy delivery of food and supplies to South Sudan, a country that is currently hosting one of the largest number of refugees in the world.
The project spanned over the course of three weeks and required 18 flights to transport over 400 large pallets of non-perishable food to the people of South Sudan. Air Partner’s freight division provided eight flights via Boeing 747 and ten via Ilyushin IL-76, traveling from the United States to Juba. During this humanitarian aid effort, Air Partner moved approximately one million pounds of Therapeutic Food. Air Partner’s team worked around the clock to mobilize and deliver this time-critical cargo successfully.
“Air Partner is committed to providing relief in times of crisis,” said Jack Burt, vice president of Air Partner’s cargo division. “With the current prolonged conflict and economic instability in South Sudan, we are fortunate to be able to help deliver such an important commodity that can have a direct impact on the people of the region”.
Air Partner has more than 55 years of experience in humanitarian support and recovery. The company transported 40 tons of aid supplies to Haiti after being impacted by Hurricane Matthew and helped evacuate over 70 employees of a private bank in Nassau, Bahamas to Atlanta. Air Partner also sent 600 tons of humanitarian aid to the Philippines when Typhoon Haiyan devastated the region, and 300 tons to Nepal after the 2015 earthquake. In 2018, Air Partner completed more than 30 flights in less than 30 days in the wake of Super Typhoon Yutu, and also coordinated the transport and delivery of more than 2,000 tons of relief cargo from the United States to Guam.
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About Air Partner
Founded in 1961, Air Partner is a global aviation services group that provides worldwide solutions to industry, commerce, governments and private individuals. The Group has two divisions: Charter division, comprising air charter broking and remarketing; and the Consulting & Training division, comprising the aviation safety consultancies, Baines Simmons, Clockwork Research and Wildlife Hazard Management, as well as Air Partner’s Emergency Planning Division. For reporting purposes, the Group is structured into four divisions: Commercial Jets, Private Jets, Freight (Charter) and Consulting & Training (Baines Simmons, Clockwork Research, Wildlife Hazard Management and Air Partner’s Emergency Planning Division). The Commercial Jet division charters large airliners to move groups of any size. Air Partner Remarketing, which is within the Commercial Jet division, provides comprehensive remarketing programs for all types of commercial and corporate aircraft to a wide range of international clients. Private Jets offers the Company’s unique pre-paid JetCard scheme and on-demand charter. Freight charters aircraft of every size to fly almost any cargo anywhere, at any time. Baines Simmons is a world leader in aviation safety consulting specializing in aviation regulation, compliance and safety management. Clockwork Research is a leading fatigue risk management consultancy. Wildlife Hazard Management is a leading Environmental and Air Traffic Control services provider to UK and International airports. Air Partner is headquartered alongside Gatwick airport in the UK. Air Partner operates 24/7 year-round. Air Partner is listed on the London Stock Exchange (AIR) and is ISO 9001:2015 compliant for commercial airline and private jet solutions worldwide.
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