ANTONOV AIRLINES' AIRCRAFT DELIVERED MEDICAL EQUIPMENT TO UKRAINE TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS
On May 6, 2020, the world's largest AN-225 Mriya transport aircraft returned to Kyiv-Antonov-2 airport with medical equipment to prevent the spread of coronavirus in Ukraine.
A cargo weighing 111,431 kg with a total volume of about 957 cubic meters, aircraft delivered from Tianjin, China. A similar cargo weighing 31,500 kg was delivered by An-22 Antey on May 4. Both flights were ordered by Naftogaz Company. As a total, the company purchased 500,000 protective suits, 700 patient monitors, 50 ultrasound equipment and 50 mobile digital X-ray machines.
The An-225 joined missions to transport medical supplies from China to various countries of the world on April 11. Till present, Mriya performed flights to Poland, France, Germany, Canada and Ukraine.
Сrews of Antonov Airlines are provided with all the necessary protective medical kits: masks, gloves and overalls. At the airports the procedure of disinfection of the aircraft is carried out, the medical examination of crew members is carried out. Contacts between crews of the aircraft and airport staff were minimized.