Air Partner goes above and beyond during critical moments - Global Trade Magazine
  October 3rd, 2018 | Written by

Air Partner goes above and beyond during critical moments

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  • A private aviation concern is called on to support relief efforts.
  • Air Partner and Radiant Global Logistics provide humanitarian aid to Guam in preparation for Super Typhoon Mangkhut.
  • Super Typhoon Mangkhut set its path right down Hong Kong and Southeast Asia in late September.

With natural disaster season at its peak, Air Partner—a private aviation concern 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 Radiant Global Logistics, a leading logistics provider that specializes in emergency response situations and humanitarian aid projects, to assist with the safe and speedy delivery of supplies to Guam, a US 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 in late September, with winds of at least 157 miles per hour. As extreme weather conditions continue, both Radiant and Air Partner remained on high alert to ensure they can offer the best support possible in these crucial environmental conditions.

Air Partner’s cargo division provided Radiant its AN-225, operated by Antonov Airlines, and AN-124 aircraft to help move urgent relief supplies, such as delivering water and meals ready to eat (MRE). As Radiant coordinated the rapid response logistics for the needs of their customer, the Air Partner team worked around the clock to mobilize and deliver the time-critical project successfully.

“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.”

“Through the support and quality of service that Air Partner provides, we were able to successfully complete these projects within 24 hours 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 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.

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