DHL Express has teamed up with the Phoenix Sports Club to organise Plane Pull Malta, under the patronage of the President of the Republic, to raise money for l-Istrina.
Plane Pull Malta is being held on Monday, 31 March, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Safi Aviation Park (Gate 8).
As Charles Schiavone, Manager of DHL Express Malta, explained: “This is a first for us, with a DHL Express Boeing 757-200 Freighter aircraft being used. This is a plane that weighs around 130 tons.
“To ensure maximum safety throughout, the plane’s engines will be on and there will be an engineer in the pilot’s seat since he will need to apply the brakes. In addition, there will be another engineer on the ground.”
Anyone wishing to take part in Plane Pull Malta is advised to download a form from the Facebook page Plane Pull Malta, fill it in and bring it along on the day.
According to Orlando Bonnici, President of Phoenix Sports Club, members of the public can either form a team or simply turn up as an individual and they will be put into teams.
“The challenge is to pull the plane for 20 metres. Once this is accomplished, another team will be invited to pull the plane for 20 metres, so we are confident that a good number of teams will be given the opportunity to achieve this feat.”
DHL Express has been operating in Malta since 1983. It currently employs 50 full and part time staff, servicing a comprehensive list of local and international clients, and operates from a dedicated logistics centre at Malta International Airport.
DHL, which is part of Deutsche Post DHL, has a global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and about 285,000 employees worldwide, offering customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements.
The Phoenix Sports Club was set up in 2010 and currently offers athletes an opportunity to practise a number of sports disciplines, including handball, basketball, volleyball, swimming and table tennis. It caters for children as young as 8 years of age up to those in their late 30s. For more information on the club contact [email protected]