The Airbus Foundation and the French Red Cross have sent an Airbus A350 XWB test plane with 30 tonnes of emergency goods and 84 medical personnel from France, to Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, Airbus reported. The relief equipment consisted of generators, water sanitation machines, solar lamps, beds, and mosquito netting. These are destined for the victims of hurricane Irma on the islands Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthélémy and for later distribution to multiple islands in the Caribbean.
The aircraft left Toulouse on the morning of 13 September to fly to Paris Charles de Gaulle to load 30 tonnes of cargo and 84 medical personnel provided by the French Red Cross. The plane took off for Guadeloupe at 15:45 hrs local time. Airbus said the aircraft would bring back nearly 200 people evacuated from the impacted islands.