Boeing transports PPE from China to US in 1st COVID-19 transport mission

Boeing [NYSE: BA] has announced the completion of its first COVID-19 transport mission to transport personal protective equipment from China to the US for healthcare professionals, the company said.

Boeing used a 737-700 aircraft from its corporate fleet to bring personal protective equipment (PPE) from China to the United States. Working in partnership with FIRST Robotics Founder Dean Kamen, the company transported 540,000 medical-grade face masks that will be delivered to healthcare professionals battling COVID-19 in New Hampshire.

Boeing continues to support local communities and the heroic healthcare professionals working tirelessly to stop the spread of COVID-19. Additional airlift transport missions with the Boeing Dreamlifter and ecoDemonstrator are planned in the future. Boeing is coordinating closely with US government officials on how to best assist areas with the greatest need.