Services 17.04.2020

COVID-19: VINCI Airports remains committed to the front-line medical staff

VINCI Airports network remains mobilized in the service of the structures in charge of crisis management.

To deal with the risk of medical equipment shortage needed to combat covid-19, an employee from Lyon-Saint Exupery Maintenance and Innovation team is behind the exceptional production of badge-holder armbands and visors for the medical staff of the South Lyon University Hospital. Thanks to the airport's 3D printer and its resourcefulness, an order of 130 armbands as well as visors was successfully delivered to the Hospital Emergency Department. Lyon-Saint Exupéry also donated 15,000 single-use gloves to HCL (Lyon hospitals). 

On the 7th of March, Toulon Hyeres Airport, which remains open despite the crisis, allowed two medical auxiliaries from Toulon to fly to Mulhouse, France, to support the workforce of the Emile Muller Public Hospital team. 

Still in FranceChambery Airport also mobilized extensive efforts to donate 3,000 pairs of overshoes to the staff of the Chambery hospital. 

In Northern Ireland, Belfast International Airport came up with the idea of lending dozens of temporarily unused queue-guiding poles from its terminal to a nearby-located hospital in order to assist in setting-up social distancing measures.