Klaudia Tanner visited Vogler Air Base in Hörsching on the occasion of an air transport of relief supplies with a C-130 "Hercules" transport plane.
The Defense Minister was accompanied by Derya Allüşoğlu Öcal, Initiator and chairwoman of the aid organization "Artists for Children". In cooperation with the aid organization, the armed forces are transporting more than four tons of food and teaching material to Lebanon for over 100.000 children who have become homeless as a result of the devastating explosion in the port of Beirut on August 4, 2020.
“We all still remember the pictures of the devastating explosion in the port of Beirut in August last year. The consequences are still present. It is therefore a matter of course for us to work with the aid organization “Artists for Children” to help children in need, ”said Defense Minister Tanner.
C-130 military aircraft
The C-130"Hercules" is an aircraft for mainly military transport. The aircraft is primarily used to transport personnel and supplies, especially in the context of foreign missions of the armed forces. The Austrian Armed Forces have 3 operational C-130 "Hercules". The maximum payload is approx. 19 tons. This would also correspond to approx. 92 passengers or 64 parachutists.