Coronavirus response: airlift brings medical supplies to Bulgaria

  • 17 Apr. 2020 -
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  • Last updated: 17 Apr. 2020 08:27

A military plane has delivered medical supplies – masks, suits and diagnostic kits – to Bulgaria in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The C-17 Globemaster transport plane landed at Sofia airport from China early on Friday (17 April 2020).

The flight was made possible by the NATO-supported Strategic Airlift Capability (SAC). Under this programme, ten NATO Allies and two partner countries jointly own and operate three C-17 heavy cargo aircraft, sharing flying hours and costs. The C-17 fleet is based at Papa airbase in Hungary, and the SAC programme is supported by the NATO Support and Procurement Agency.