Reportedly, Boeing (NYSE: BA) partnered with FIRST Robotics to bring 540,000 medical-grade face masks from China to the US which are planned to be delivered to healthcare professionals battling COVID-19 in New Hampshire.
FIRST® Robotics founder Dean Kamen, also a founder of DEKA Research and Development Corporation was reported to have a longstanding relationship with Boeing. Kamen worked with DEKA to secure the face masks from manufacturers in China and approached to Boeing to facilitate their transport.
“Another life-saving delivery of PPE has arrived in New Hampshire. Thanks to Dean Kamen for facilitating this deal, and to Boeing for donating the cost of this mission transport. The state will deliver these masks to the greatest areas of need across New Hampshire so those on the frontline have the necessary resources to fight COVID-19.” stated Governor Chris Sununu.
Dave Calhoun, Boeing president, and CEO stated “I want to personally thank Governor Sununu, the entire New Hampshire congressional delegation and Dean Kamen for their leadership in helping secure and distribute this much-needed personal protective equipment for our frontline healthcare workers and first responders here in New Hampshire. We are honored to have conducted today’s airlift mission and we look forward to providing continued support in the fight against this pandemic.”
Boeing has been closely participating to support local communities and healthcare professionals fighting against COVID-19. Additional airlift transport missions with the Boeing Dreamlifter and ecoDemonstrator are planned in the future.
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