Air Partner operates relief flights in response to typhoon Mangkhut
Sep 25, 2018: Charter broker firm Air Partner was recently called upon by a well-known government agency on September 9 to rush supplies to Guam, a US territory and Pacific island located on the outskirts of Southeast Asia, following Super Typhoon Mangkhut.
The cargo division of Air Partner deployed AN-225 and AN-124 aircraft to help the government move urgent relief supplies, such as delivering water and meals ready to eat (MRE).
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.
“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.”
“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,” said Jack Burt, vice president of Air Partner’s cargo division.