Boeing, Emirates transport aid to Bangladesh

Dubai airline involved in operation to take more than 10,000kg of clothes to those in need

US plane maker Boeing has partnered with Dubai's Emirates Airline and non-profit organisation SpaandaB to transport relief supplies to those in need in Bangladesh.

The relief shipment comprised 10,455 kilos of winter clothing especially for those living in the western part of Bangladesh which experiences severe winters.

The shipment, which also includes educational supplies for children, was delivered by Emirates Airline's newly delivered 777-300ER aircraft.

Boeing and Emirates joined hands with SpaandaB whose mission is to bring about socio-economic change among the less-privileged people in Bangladesh by addressing their education needs and health services

Since 1992, Boeing said it has facilitated more than 150 humanitarian delivery flights, working in partnership with nearly 55 different airlines worldwide.

Liz Warman, Global Corporate Citizenship Northwest director, said: "Boeing supports relief efforts around the world in partnership with nongovernmental agencies and nonprofits like SpaandaB. Through these collaborative efforts, and with our airline partners, we bring relief and hope to people in need."

Ram Menen, divisional senior vice president, Emirates SkyCargo, added: "Emirates is committed to supporting humanitarian efforts and providing cargo space for the relief shipment for those in need in Bangladesh onboard our delivery flight is something we were happy to endorse."

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