This week it was reported that non-profit initiative “Care by Air” is promoting the concept that empty business aviation flights could be used for humanitarian endeavours.
Care by Air says that 80% of the UN humanitarian aid budget goes to the cost of logistics. Given that, there is an opportunity for the aviation industry to give back to society simply by offering unused capacity at cost price for humanitarian causes.
Care by Air says that flights worldwide are 34% empty – equal to 1.5 million tonnes of empty cargo space. The business aviation community are asked if they could use some of this empty capacity for humanitarian causes at cost price. Just a.0003% take up could provide food for 5 million people
“MEBA is the perfect platform to interact with business aviation companies and promote humanitarian efforts – to expose just how much we can work together not just in terms of cargo space, but by providing fuel, haulage, warehousing and other costs,” says Care by Air.