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AirCArgo AsiA-PACifiC • JAN-FEB, 2019 • Page 13 Tigers India uses training programs, workshops to help disadvantaged kids THE FREIGHT industry has a good record of digging deep to support the less fortunate. This time it’s the Mumbai, In- dia, branch of global logistics specialists Tigers. Tigers is helping to empow- er and educate children in India by sponsoring the Dis- cover Urjaa Charitable Trust a charity that helps disadvan- taged children discover their potential through workshops and training programs. Global logistics and trans- port company Tigers is com- mitted to social responsibility, and the Discover Urjaa Charitable Trust was formed by staff at Tigers India to give back to society and support the education of children. “Urjaa is a Hindi word meaning energ y and potential, so the trust focuses primarily on helping chil- dren from financially disadvan- taged families to discover their potential, or Urjaa,” said Vignesh Manjeshwar, managing director at Tigers India. “Our work in Mumbai has helped many children to complete their education and bring about small but meaningful changes in society through the education and em- powerment of children.” Discover Urjaa Charitable Trust is primarily funded by Tigers - and staff from the Mumbai office support the organisation through volunteering their time at work- shops and training, including teaching children English to help their careers in later life. “English is India’s primary busi- ness language, as well as an inter- national language, so it will help children with their studies, offer them better career opportunities when they are adults, increase their confidence, equip them with better communication skills, and broaden their world view,” added Manjeshwar. Tigers also supports the Ubuntu Pathways charity in South Africa to help children learn computer skills, and runs the Savages in- house leadership development Members of the Tigers India team volunteering at the Discover Urjaa Charitable Trust in Mumbai, where children are empowered by education and training. program to nurture Tigers em- ployees to become future leaders. “People development is at the core of Tigers’ value system and as a global organisation, it is our responsibility to give something back to society, which is being made possible through our work with Discover Urjaa and Ubuntu Pathways,” said Andrew Jillings, chief executive at Tigers. Airbus’ backlog hits 7,525 DESPITE Australian airline Qantas cancelling its order for eight A380s, European aircraft manufacturer Airbus still has a healthy order book. Airbus opened 2019 with 39 aircraft deliveries to 27 customers during January, raising the all-time total of jets provided by the manu- facturer to 11,802. The month’s deliveries involved 33 aircraft from Airbus’ single-aisle A320 family, plus five A350-900s and one A330 from its wide-body prod- uct lines. Delivery milestones during January included the initial A321neo aircraft for USA-based American Airlines (which has 100 on order) and to Cebu Pacific (the largest low-cost carrier in the Philippines). Airbus’ backlog of aircraft to be delivered as of 31 January stood at 7,525 aircraft.