30 Dec Air Serv International sends aircraft to Southeast Asia to assist in tsunami relie
Planes and Helicopters Enroute to Sri Lanka and Indonesia
WARRENTON, Virginia, Dec. 30, 2004 – Air Serv International, a humanitarian air service operating in areas of great need throughout the world, is sending a fleet of aircraft to southeast Asia to help facilitate the massive response of the humanitarian community to the earthquake and tsunami calamity. Air Serv will provide air transport for assessment teams, project managers, and relief teams throughout the impacted region.
As a result of a grant from U.S. Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), a King Air 300 and a Puma helicopter have been sent to Colombo, Sri Lanka, to provide air transport for OFDA assessment teams and NGO teams. These aircraft will be used for transporting teams and high value cargo in Sri Lanka, southeast India, and the Maldives.
A heavy transport plane (IL-76) and two Bell 407 helicopters are enroute to the Indonesian island of Sumatra, Banda Aceh to airlift relief workers and supplies throughout the island and area.
Air Serv is working with other governmental and non-governmental organizations on the provision of additional aircraft for the massive relief needed throughout south Asia.
Air Serv International, a non-profit organization, is requesting donations for its tsunami assistance projects. Contributions may be sent to the organization’s Virginia offices, or can be made at www.airserv.org.
Air Serv International is a humanitarian organization that excels in transportation and communication links. Air Serv provides safe, reliable, and cost effective air transport to humanitarian agencies involved in relief and development activities.
Jim Jewell, Rooftop Public Relations