Aug. 18, 2020

Business aviation’s contributions to the fight against COVID-19 continue, with Bombardier Aviation recently delivering 2,800 face shields to HCA Healthcare East Florida Division’s supply chain distribution center. The face shields arrived at Fort Lauderdale International Airport aboard a Global 7500 as the COVID crisis deepens in Florida.

“The Bombardier Aviation team and I feel extremely privileged to be able to be part of this very important donation and delivery to Florida,” said David Coleal, president of Bombardier Aviation, in an HCA release. “These types of missions really highlight how pivotal aviation is in the transportation of life-saving humanitarian aid.”

The face shields will be distributed to medical professionals and healthcare workers at 14 HCA-affiliated facilities across east Florida.

“We were honored that Bombardier reached out to us to make such a generous donation to help continue to supply our frontline workers during this pandemic,” said Fred Wilson, CEO of HCA Healthcare East Florida Division Supply Chain Services. “We are proud to partner with organizations that share in our commitment to corporate social responsibility and want to make a difference fighting COVID-19 in our communities.”

The face shields, which are reusable and recyclable, were produced by Molded Precision Components. The Canadian manufacturer of auto parts and medical components modified its production lines to make up to 450,000 face shields a day.