Boeing and Biman Bangladesh Airlines partner with SpaandanB for Humanitarian Aid Flight
EVERETT, Wash., Nov. 23, 2011 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] today delivered Biman Bangladesh Airlines’ second 777-300ER (extended range) as part of the airlines’ fleet replacement and modernization program.
Boeing and Bangladesh’s flag carrier partnered with SpaandanB, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to bettering the lives of the less advantaged in Bangladesh, to load 8,500 pounds of relief items such as clothes and school supplies onto the airplane for the delivery flight. SpaandanB will deliver the aid to areas in Bangladesh affected by harsh winter conditions.
“We are honored to play an important role for the well-being of our citizens,” said Air Marshal Jamal Uddin Ahmed (Retd.), chairman of Biman Bangladesh Airlines. “Providing timely supplies ahead of the upcoming winter season will affect the lives of many in the region.”
The Bangladesh community across the U.S. including many Bangladeshi employees at Boeing helped to initiate this humanitarian effort. The effort was led by Syed M. Hussain, a 787 engineer at Boeing, who is scheduled to travel with the goods from Everett to Dhaka. Along with Hussain, many employees have volunteered countless hours to make this humanitarian delivery possible.
“We are very proud to see that our hard work here will benefit the unfortunate people of Bangladesh back home,” said Hussain. “I look forward to helping deliver the relief goods to those in need on behalf of Boeing.”
Biman Bangladesh received its first 777-300ER less than a month ago and plans to operate the airplanes on new long-haul routes.
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