Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Aerolineas Argentinas A330-200 departs Buenos Aires Ezeiza (EZE) to Moscow Sheremetyevo (SVO) to bring back Sputnik V Vaccine

Aerolineas Argentinas A330-200, LV-GIF (c/n 1748), took off from Buenos Aires Ezeiza (EZE) at 19:56 this evening operating flight AR1060 bound for Moscow's Sheremetyevo (SVO) Airport to pick up 300,000 doses of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine, which will be the first COVID-19 vaccine to be administered in Argentina. 

The aircraft is due back at Ezeiza at 10:12am on 24Dec20 after a 40-hour journey comprised of the outbound flight, which will take seventeen hours and the return eighteen hours, nonstop in both directions, with 4-6 hours on the ground in between while the cargo is loaded.  The vaccines will be packed in DHL's "Thermobox" packaging that will maintain the -18C / 0F temperature required to maintain the vaccine's viability.  The flight personnel consisting of three flight deck crews of ten pilots and two mechanics plus cargo loaders and flight attendants totaling twenty people, will travel the entire round-trip with the aircraft without any layover in Moscow.       



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