Aviation: Boeing and Thai Airways Partner to Help Needy Children

Aviation Thai Airways Boeing school back pack air lift

1,000 school backpacks stuffed full of school supplies donated by Boeing are being flown by Thai Airways International to disadvantaged children in Thailand. Photo Credit: Boeing.

Corporate Social Responsibility

One thousand under priviledged children in Thailand will start the school year with new backpacks stuffed full of school supplies thanks to the generosity and creative thinking of officials at Boeing and Thai Airways International.

The school supplies were sourced by Boeing. They will be flown to Thailand aboard a newly acquired Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, which Thai Airways has taken delivery of at Everett, Washington, in the United States.

“In addition to being the delivery of the 27th 777 to Thai Airways International, this delivery is special for another reason as well,” says Elizabeth Lund, Vice President and General Manager of the 777 programme. 

“We have included some extra items in the cargo compartment of the airplane, two pallets containing 1,000 backpacks filled with school supplies. Boeing is pleased to be able to partner with Thai Airways International in support of children’s education.”

Dr. Sorajak Kasemsuvan, President, Thai Airways International, is equally upbeat.

“I am thankful to Boeing for providing the supplies and pleased that Thai Airways International can carry them to children in Thailand. This event demonstrates the close relationship between Thai and Boeing and our shared interest to support development in Thailand,” Sorajak says.

Boeing launched its Humanitarian Delivey Flight programme in 1992. Since then, the US plane maker has made the delivery of more than 1 million pounds worth of aid possible aboard 150 relief flights on 50 airlines.

“Boeing is pleased to have the opportunity to use our own resources, new airplanes, to carry out this work,” says Liz Warman, director of Global Corporate Citizenship for the Northwest region.

“Through collaborative efforts such as this, Boeing and its airline partners are able to deploy aid where it’s needed around the world.”

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