This story is part of AIN's continuing coverage of the impact of the coronavirus on aviation.
As the aviation industry deals with the Covid-19 crisis, some companies such as Air BP are helping the customers and communities that they deal with around the globe. In the U.S., the fuel provider donated three million gallons of jet-A to customers FedEx and Alaska Airlines to assist in the delivery of medical supplies and other essential goods to areas at the greatest risk for the virus.
To support Australia’s Royal Flying Doctor Service, the company donated 35,000 N95 masks for use by its frontline staff, and in France it has donated nearly 16,000 gallons of fuel for flights that will transport medical staff and equipment between hospitals when requested by authorities. In its UK home, Air BP is providing free jet fuel for numerous air ambulance services customers to assist their life-saving duties during the pandemic.
In addition, the company previously made a $2 million donation to the World Health Organization’s Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
“We are pleased to be able to play our part in supporting our communities during these difficult times,” said CEO Jon Platt. “Our commitment to safe, reliable fueling operations remains unwavering and we’re grateful for the hard work of our front-line Air BP operators who continue to enable us to meet the needs of our customers.”