FlyingTypers Logo
   Vol. 19 No. 28
Monday April 6, 2020
Who Are Those Masked People?

Virgin Cargo Crew
  There is something instantly compelling and so wonderfully appealing in this picture of Virgin Atlantic people moving some medical supplies on an all-cargo VS flight from PVG to LHR last Friday April 3.
  It’s about the culture of the business we are in and the people that touch us (from a proper social distance) every day.
  “We are incredibly grateful to the British National Health Service( NHS) for everything they are doing for the nation in extremely challenging circumstances, as they respond to the Covid-19 crisis,” declared Dominic Kennedy, Managing Director of Virgin Atlantic Cargo.
  Virgin Atlantic teamed up with Virgin Group’s not-for-profit foundation, Virgin Unite, to fly a special charter flight from Shanghai to London, bringing in essential medical supplies and PPE equipment for NHS.
  The Boeing 787-9 aircraft with seven pilots and four cabin crew airlifted over 350,000 items of essential PPE supplies and medical equipment, including respirators, ventilator parts, face masks, scrubs, aprons and eye protection in both the hold and in the aircraft cabin.
  “We’re pleased we can play a part in supporting them, by bringing crucial supplies into the UK, with special thanks to the British Embassy in Beijing, the CAA and the UK Government in expediting clearances to make this possible,” Dom said.
  “We have a total of eight flights taking place throughout April 2020,” Dom concluded.

Ode To Some Special People

  And to those brave masked folks in the picture who touched our hearts with their dedication, courage & spirit, especially honoring the doctors and caregivers who are daily putting their lives on the line to save others, some words by Walt Whitman.
      “O Captain! My Captain! our fearful trip is done;
      The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won!”


Rainbow airplane     Queen Elizabeth delivered an inspiring message Sunday evening.
     The monarch spoke of the rainbow paintings created by school children throughout the UK that spread hope after the trend started online.
     Here we cheer wings over the rainbow at news that Virgin Atlantic Cargo is operating an airbridge from LHR to PVG.

If You Missed Any Of The Previous 3 Issues Of FlyingTypers
Access complete issue by clicking on issue icon or
Access specific articles by clicking on article title
FT032420Vol. 19 No. 25
Sign Of The Times
Logistics Delivers Hope
Hell Or High Water Cargo Flies
Chuckles for Marc 24, 2020
EMO Trans Open For Business Worldwide

Vol. 19. No. 26
PayCargo Freedom In Pandemic
Past Pandemic Air Cargo Could Power The Economy
Air Cargo Delivers The World
Chuckles for March 27, 2020

Vol. 19 No. 27
China Back To Work . . . Sort Of
United Cargo A Dream Of Eagles
Cruise From Hell To Mercy Sailing
Chuckles for April 1, 2020

Publisher-Geoffrey Arend • Managing Editor-Flossie Arend •
Film Editor-Ralph Arend • Special Assignments-Sabiha Arend, Emily Arend • Advertising Sales-Judy Miller

fblogoSend comments and news to geoffrey@aircargonews.com
Opinions and comments expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the views of the publisher but remain solely those of the author(s).
Air Cargo News FlyingTypers reserves the right to edit all submissions for length and content. All photos and written material submitted to this publication become the property of All Cargo Media.
All Cargo Media, Publishers of Air Cargo News Digital and FlyingTypers. Copyright ©2018 ACM, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
More@ www.aircargonews.com

recycle100% Green