ELBOB wrote:I appreciate that most PPE is high-volume / low-density, but still 13 tonnes per flight is remarkably inefficient. I suppose that's what happens when you hand-stack cargo on passenger seats instead of hiring a pallet-loaded main-deck freighter and getting the job done properly.
Nice little earner for EIN but someone's going to be paying the bill out of their taxes. I don't remember this deal being put out to tender... and I don't think we should be celebrating state-sponsored inefficiency.
Really don’t think you do appreciate the situation. You do know that the cargo holds are also used?
As posted above the HSE/Irish Govt has gotten themselves their own private cargo fleet.
Would you rather they offered the role for tender, meaning delays in awarding the contracts, and having to deal with airlines abroad who might have lots of similar contracts to distract them, or maybe ask DHL/UPS/FedEx if they have any availability?
“Getting the job done properly” is a laudable sentiment when you have foreknowledge of an upcoming situation.
“Getting the job done now” is the mantra when you have a public health crisis in your nation.