Covid Vaccines

COVID VACCINES EXPERTISE

  • Astral Aviation has extensive experience in the air-transport of Pharmaceuticals, Surgical & Vaccine Shipments for various immunization projects in Africa for over 20 years for various clients which include UNICEF, WHO, WFP, ICRC etc
  • Approved by UNICEF to transport the Covid-19 Vaccines for the COVAX Facility
  • Approved by African Union’s AVATT to transport the Covid-19 Vaccines for Africa
  • Astral Pharma > Special Handling + Trained Personnel + High Priority + Re-packing
  • Cold Storage Facility > 9,000 m2 at Nairobi Hub (2-8 Degrees & -15 to -20 Degrees)

FLEET DIVERSITY

BOEING 747-200F

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BOEING 767-200F

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BOEING 727 – 200F

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DC9 FREIGHTER

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FOKKER 27F

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CRJ 200F

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COVID-19 VACCINE

Astral Aviation has provided air-transport of the COVID-19 Vaccines for :

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UNICEF / COVAX

  • Transported 132,000 Doses of Vaccines from Mumbai – Juba via Nairobi Hub and Syringes from Dubai – Juba via Nairobi Hub
  • Transported 360,000 Doses of Vaccines from Mumbai – Aden via Nairobi Hub and Syringes from Dubai – Aden via Nairobi Hub

AU / AVATT

  • Total of 885,000 Doses were distributed in West & East Africa which were performed on a CRJ 200 aircraft

NAIROBI AIRPORT COLD STORAGE FACILITIES

  • Astral Aviation’s Hub at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya has the most efficient cool-chain infrastructure for the storage of vaccines in transit to the rest of Africa.
  • Current Cold Storage Facilities at Nairobi Airport:
TERMINAL +2 to +8 Degrees C -15 to -20 Degrees C Notes
 
ASTRAL – AFS 2800 sqm. 250 sqm. GDP Accredited
ACHL 200 sqm. 40 sqm. GDP/CEIV Pending
SWISSPORT 678 sqm. 18 sqm. CEIV Accredited
SIGINON 3000 sqm 80 sqm N/A
MITCHELL COTTS 1943 sqm 30 sqm N/A
 
TOTAL CAPACITY 8,621 sqm 418 sqm
 
  • Nairobi Airport can store up to 50 million Single Doses of Vaccines at any given time.

VALUE ADDED SERVICES

Astral Aviation offers Value Added Services for Vaccines & Pharma in its Nairobi Hub:-

  • Dangerous Goods Packing & Documentation
  • Training – Handling of Dry Ice as Refrigerant
  • Safe Re-Packing  of Vaccines to the appropriate type of packings required
  • Re-Icing in Airline Handling Shades – This has to be done in a ventilated and secluded area, as Dry Ice produces sufficient amount of Carbon
  • Dioxide Gas that is asphyxiant, with the require permissions and authorizations.
  • Marking, Labelling and ensuring compliance as per the ICAO/IATA DG Regulations
  • Ensuring the right types of data loggers are used,  that have either Lithium metal batteries or nickel hydride batteries, whichever is applicable in compliance with the ICAO/IATA DG Regulation.