EADS and Airbus donate four million RMB to earthquake hit Ya’an city in South western China
Eurocopter, another EADS subsidiary also contributes to disaster relief operations
Blagnac, 24 April 2013
Airbus and its parent company EADS have donated a total of RMB 4 million (about US$647,200) to the earthquake hit area of Ya’an, Sichuan province, in south west of China via the National Development and Reform Commission of China (NDRC).
Eurocopter, another subsidy of EADS has also contributed to the disaster relief operations. Since 21st April, two Eurocopter helicopters, EC120 and EC135, have been deployed on the earthquake site. Moreover, Eurocopter China will provide special technical and financial support to its Sichuan based private operator, Sichuan Xilin Fengteng General Aviation Cmpany from Guanghan, for the operation of the two helicopters, on request of the Authorities, to participate to the disaster relief air rescue missions.
Airbus China has expressed its intention to contribute to the after-quake reconstruction of Ya’an through supporting students in need in the area.
A quake measured at magnitude 7.0 on the Richter scale, struck Ya’an on Saturday morning, leaving more than 200 people dead missing and more than 11,000 injured. The number of casualties is expected increase as the rescue efforts continue.