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Air Partner - 24 Sep 2018

The Air Partner cargo division provided urgent aid & relief supplies to Guam to prepare for Super Typhoon Mangkhut, which included water and meals ready-to-eat (MRE). With a time-critical deadline, cargo delivery was successfully accomplished.

With natural disaster season at its peak, Air Partner – a global leader in private aviation with a special focus on disaster recovery and emergency planning – is frequently called on to support relief efforts, both proactively and after a moment of impact. On September 9, Air Partner was contacted by a well-known government agency to rush supplies to Guam, a U.S. territory and Pacific island located on the outskirts of Southeast Asia, in preparation for Super Typhoon Mangkhut.

Super Typhoon Mangkhut set its path right down Hong Kong and Southeast Asia this past weekend, with winds of at least 252 kilometers per hour (157 mph). As extreme weather conditions continue, Air Partner remains on high alert to ensure they can offer the best support possible in these crucial environmental conditions.

The company’s cargo division provided its AN-225 and AN-124 aircraft to help the government move urgent relief supplies, such as delivering water and meals ready to eat (MRE). Continuously devoted to quality service, the Air Partner team worked around the clock to mobilize and deliver the time-critical project successfully.

“Through the support and quality of service that Air Partner provides, we were able to successfully complete these projects within 24 hrs after the storm passed,” said Wiley Knight, director of Humanitarian Aid for Radiant Global Logistics. “Our partnership and the absolutely essential understanding of rapid response is exactly what we needed to fulfill our missions.”

“Air Partner is committed to providing relief in times of crisis,” said Jack Burt, vice president of Air Partner’s cargo division. “In critical moments like this, Air Partner is able to help communities prepare for potential disaster and destruction. The Emergency Planning Division and cargo divisions are always ready to help execute any level of support and recovery.”

Air Partner has more than 55 years of experience in natural disaster preparedness and recovery. The company has successfully evacuated thousands of people to safety in critical moments and has helped companies plan ahead and prepare for extreme weather and environmental conditions. On the back-end of catastrophic damage, Air Partner delivers relief in the form of supplies and materials to areas impacted globally.