Long-awaited sixth Boeing 787 lands in Uzbekistan

The airliner brought humanitarian aid that will be sent to the Aral Sea region soon.

On May 5, the sixth Boeing 787 Dreamliner landed at the Tashkent International Airport. It brought humanitarian aid that will be sent to the Aral Sea region soon, the press office of Uzbekistan Airways reported to CentralAsia.news.

The National Air Company Uzbekistan Airways became the launch customer in Central Asia by ordering a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. The first two aircrafts arrived in August and November 2016, and the third 787 Dreamliner  arrived in May 2018. In 2019, two more aircrafts replenished the fleet of Uzbekistan Airways.

The airliner brought eight pallets of hospital beds, mattresses and wheelchairs. This is the third joint humanitarian flight of Boeing and Uzbekistan Airways. Moreover, Boeing donated US$100,000 to support Project C.U.R.E. that distributes donated medical supplies and equipment among healthcare facilities in the Aral Sea region in the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The Aral Sea region suffers the high morbidity and one of the world’s highest infant mortality rates. The coronavirus pandemic is posing poses new challenges, exacerbated by the shortage of healthcare facilities in the region and the lack of adequate and timely health care. In this regard, Project C.U.R.E. has donated eight pallets of medical supplies to the Ministry of Health of Karakalpakstan.

06 май 2021, 09:26

Photo source: uzairways.com

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