Federal Emergency Management Agency

February 18, 2010 - 5:32am

Soon after the magnitude-7.0 earthquake struck Haiti on January 12, killing more than 200,000 people and displacing more than a million more, relief began arriving by air. Toussaint L’Ouverture International Airport–the main gateway to
the island nation’s ruined capital, Port-au-Prince–re-opened two days later as
humanitarian flights began streaming in.

April 16, 2008 - 5:28am

As he promised in March, Under Secretary of Transportation Security John Magaw is considering applications for a director of general aviation security.

October 8, 2007 - 12:05pm

Mercury Air Group CEO Joe Czyzyk has directed the company’s Mercury Air Centers to provide free use of their facilities nationwide for any private or military aircraft on a humanitarian mission to New York, as long as there is a need and the flight is a verifiable relief operation. Mercury will provide fuel to these aircraft at cost and will not charge ramp fees.

October 19, 2006 - 6:49am

Sensitive to a perception that it was slow to take a leadership role in business aviation’s Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, NBAA outlined for AIN its actions in the aftermath of the storm:

September 14, 2006 - 4:42am

The Million Air FBO at Lakefront Airport in New Orleans reopened the historic 1930s-era art deco Moffett hangar, following repairs of damage sustained during Hurricane Katrina. Compared with the rest of the airport, the hangar suffered little damage due to its unusual design. The hangar roof is made of concrete panels, a few of which fell in during the storm and had to be replicated.

September 13, 2006 - 2:24pm
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Last month the Helicopter Association International (HAI) rolled out its First Responder program–an online database of helicopter operators who, in the event
of future natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina, are willing to put their assets at the disposal of U.S. government organizations such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

 
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