Boeing Dreamlifter transports 500,000 protective face masks to students/teachers in Utah

Boeing [NYSE: BA] has announced its Dreamlifter has delivered 500,000 protective face masks for Utah students and teachers returning this fall to classrooms, the company said.

Boeing partnered with the state of Utah, Atlas Air, H.M. Cole, Cotopaxi, Flexport and UPS to support school districts in Utah with the greatest need.

This is the 12th COVID-19 transport mission using a Boeing Dreamlifter to bring personal protective equipment (PPE) to the United States. The state of Utah will distribute the face masks free of charge to school districts across the state with the greatest need.

Similar to previous airlift missions facilitated by Boeing, the Dreamlifter — a converted Boeing 747-400 Large Cargo Freighter — flew the mission with the face masks stored in the lower lobe of the airplane. Following the delivery in Salt Lake City, the Dreamlifter will return to its home base in North Charleston, South Carolina, for a 787 components delivery in support of the global aerospace supply chain.

To date, Boeing has helped transport more than four million units of PPE — including the in-house production of more than 39,000 3D-printed face shields — to frontline health care professionals and communities in need.