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Aviation Sans Frontières ASF International with ten member countries
Umbrella institution of European aid organizations continues to grow
European aid organizations, which use the global air traffic network for fast, humanitarian aid to help people in need, are pushing ahead with their umbrella organization, which now consists of ten member countries: the Aviation Sans Frontières International (ASF) includes Luftfahrt ohne Grenzen / Wings of Help e.V. (Frankfurt ), aid organizations with the same names from France, Belgium, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Finland, Great Britain, the country organization Spain and - as the first non-European members - Canada and the one in Washington, DC, Aviation Without Borders (AWB). The nucleus is ASF France, which existed for around 40 years.
The main focus of the cooperation is the planning and coordination of international aid projects, mostly in remote regions. The overall structure of the umbrella organization and the division of labor among themselves are precisely defined, depending on the need for individual aid measures. The division of labor is also reflected in the staffing of the ASF: General Secretary of Aviation Sans Frontières International is Marie-Luise Thüne, in person the Vice President of Luftfahrt ohne Grenzen / Wings of Help e.V. President of the umbrella organization is Christian Georlette (ASF Belgique), Vice President is Frank Franke, Managing Director of Wings of Help e.V. Germany and Jean-Yves Grosse (ASF France). The ASF is registered as a head organization in Geneva / Switzerland and shows its proximity to important international organizations based there.
While the individual associations within the ASF umbrella organization remain completely independent, there are projects that require cross-country engagement. The Belgian ASF organization based in Brussels is responsible for the planning of projects, Luftfahrt ohne Grenzen / Wings of Help e.V. out of Frankfurt for the entire comprehensive logistics and the French ASF based in Paris-Orly as "Air Operations Hub" for individual humanitarian flight operations. The country's members have the common goal of making aid measures even more efficient in every respect, so that children and families in need, in particular, can be quickly provided with help all over the world.
Handover of the foundation certificate at the headquarter of Taunussparkasse in Bad Homburg. Our picture shows (from left) the CEO of Taunussparkasse, Oliver Klink, Christine Kopplin from the Generations and Foundation Management of the Taunussparkasse and Frank Franke, Managing Director Luftfahrt ohne Grenzen / Wings of Help e.V.
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