This story is part of AIN's continuing coverage of the impact of the coronavirus on aviation.
Pratt & Whitney and Collins Aerospace are among four aviation companies donating $400,000 to Gavi’s Covid-19 Vaccines Advance Market Commitment (COVAX AMC), an effort to provide vaccinations to 92 lower-income nations. As part of COVAX AMC, the Gavi Matching Fund will double the donation for a total of $800,000.
Each of the four companies, which also include AerCap and SMBC Aviation Capital, donated $100,000 to the effort.
“Pratt & Whitney wants to help ensure that anyone who wants a vaccine can access it regardless of where they live or their ability to pay,” said that company's senior v-p and chief commercial officer, Rick Deurloo.
Added Collins's president of customer and account management, Colin Mahoney, “By supporting COVAX AMC, we can help enable access to doses of safe and effective Covid-19 vaccines in low- and middle-income countries...Collins Aerospace recognizes that this pandemic isn’t over until every country recovers, and COVAX offers a great way to lend our support.”