Airlink: the Harrison Ford-backed NGO delivering aid to disaster zones

Getting aid dispatched quickly to remote locations is a logistical upheaval and matching the right aircraft type to the right mission takes experience and industry insight – attributes not all disaster relief charities have at their fingertips. Chris Smith discovers how Airlink uses aviation to save lives

To date, Airlink has connected more than 150 charitable groups to airlines and cargo carriers so that aid and skilled personnel can be delivered to the front line as efficiently as possible. Just like the non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that Airlink assists, the Washington DC-based operation is also a not-for-profit charity.   

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