Safe Flight Instrument Corp. (Booth No. N5515) announced at NBAA 2013 that it has donated $50,000 to the Corporate Angel Network (CAN), which arranges free flights in corporate aircraft for ambulatory cancer patients traveling for treatment.
White Plains, New York
Charter/management firm ExcelAire (Booth No. C6629) announced last month that it is opening a facility to serve the New York City area at Westchester County Airport in White Plains, N.Y. In addition to charter, the location will offer aircraft management and hangar space. ExcelAire, which operates more than 20 jets throughout the Northeast and Midwest, currently bases two of them at Westchester County–a Dassault Falcon 900 and a newly added Citation CJ3.
Westchester County, N.Y.-based business aviation charity Corporate Angel Network (CAN) logged a milestone last month when it transported its 40,000th cancer patient to treatment. The organization, which celebrated its 30th anniversary in December, provides patients with access to specialized treatment that would not otherwise be available. CAN’s staff and volunteers arrange free air transportation for cancer patients traveling to recognized cancer treatment centers throughout the U.S. by using the empty seats on corporate aircraft that are already flying to those destinations.
This morning a Gulfstream V took off from Westchester County Airport, New York, and in so doing marked the 30th anniversary of the Corporate Angel Network (CAN), the business aviation charity that uses empty seats on business aircraft to fly cancer patients to treatment. On Dec.
Professional Flight Management (PFM) of White Plains, N.Y., has developed a process that electronically transfers corporate flight schedules from PFM’s flight scheduling software into the Corporate Angel Network (CAN) database.
Corporate Angel Network arranged corporate flights to specialized treatment for a record 3,021 cancer patients last year, a 9-percent increase over the previous high of 2,778 and 21 percent more than in 2009. “This record demonstrates the interest major corporations have in supporting cancer patients through CAN, even during challenging times when flights were being cut back,” said CAN executive director Peter Fleiss.
StandardAero and Corporate Angel Network (CAN) announced that CAN will receive a donation of more than $1,500 in conjunction with the second annual Business Aviation Motorcycle Charity Ride, which will take place after the closing of the current NBAA Convention.
The Wings Club presented a $25,000 donation to the Corporate Angel Network (CAN) at the club’s 67th annual dinner dance on October 23 at New York City’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. The award was to recognize CAN’s service helping cancer patients fly to treatment centers in empty business aircraft seats. CAN has arranged more than 32,000 free flights for cancer patients.
LimoLink International (Booth No. 2795) announced that the company contributed more than $25,000 worth of chauffeured limousine services to cancer patients flying on aircraft provided via the Corporate Angel Network (CAN). The limousine program began in April last year with a patient transfer from Brooklyn to a corporate flight originating at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey.
This year’s Greater Washington Aviation Open raised $95,000 for the Corporate Angel Network, the White Plains, N.Y.-based charity that puts cancer patients in unoccupied seats on corporate aircraft for free transportation to and from treatment facilities.
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