September 24, 2020: Pharma.Aero has announced Astral Aviation and Bombelli Airport Equipment as a new full member and associate partner, respectively.

Sanjeev Gadhia, CEO, Astral Aviation, commented, “We are honoured to become a full member of Pharma.Aero as we have confidence in the importance of Pharma.Aero in its efforts to foster collaboration between all members of the Pharma supply-chain. Being a member of TIACA, Astral Aviation is truly grateful for the launch of Project Sunrays which is an initiative between TIACA and Pharma Aero that will establish useful guidelines to ensure the proper and safe handling, storage, and transport of the highly expected volume of Covid-19 vaccines.”

Astral Aviation has transported thousands of tonnes of vaccines and pharma-products on its fleet and has played an important role in various immunisation programmes including Ebola (DRC) and Cholera (Yemen).

Angelo Enrico Bombelli, CEO, Bombelli Airport Equipment, said, “Following our strategy to always provide innovative and impactful cool chain solutions to support the industry, such as what we have done in developing and producing cool chain equipment designed to protect pharma cargo on the ramp or warehouse including our temperature controlled dollies (Arctic dollies), Bombelli Airport Equipment is honoured to be part of Pharma.Aero.”

In relation to the current Covid-19 crisis and the impact on the life science and MedTec air freight sector, Pharma.Aero, in collaboration with The STAT Trade Times organised three executive webinars recently.

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