Private Aviation Update: Medical Mission to Africa
04 May 2020
Showcasing the impressive breadth of their capabilities, the Ocean Independence Private Aviation division has successfully brokered the charter of a plane to be used on a critical medical mission from Asia to Africa.
Having departed an undisclosed Asian country on 1 May, the VistaJet Global 6000 landed successfully in the designated African nation on 2 May to deliver doctors trained in the treatment of COVID-19 and important medical supplies including ventilators and face masks. Both the doctors and equipment are crucial for the battle against the ongoing health crisis and attempts to prevent further escalation of the coronavirus. Although reported cases of COVID-19 are still low in many African countries, there is global concern that less developed nations will struggle to curb the spread of the disease and associated deaths.
Ocean Independence Aviation was approached on behalf of the client by a trusted partner in Africa who has carried out several previous special missions. Our team then reached out to various aviation operators and an agreement was reached with global private aviation leader VistaJet. As this is a mission that requires complete trust in all partners, serious consideration was given to the types of available aircraft as well as the experience of all teams involved. VistaJet’s global infrastructure and proven operational expertise were defining factors for the choice.
While private jets may be the type of aviation most commonly associated with superyachts, the Ocean Independence Aviation team is experienced and able to assist with every type of flight request, from family and business travel, to cargo and medical missions.