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Professional Flight Management Aids Corporate Angel Network

 - October 9, 2011, 5:42 PM

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.

CAN arranges flights for cancer patients to and from treatment centers aboard private aircraft. The new capability is expected to enhance CAN’s scheduling process, matching more cancer patients with corporate flights. More than 250 aircraft operators use PFM’s flight scheduling software, and those that also support CAN will automatically be able to send their flight schedules to the organization.

“This process ensures that we have the most current and accurate corporate flight information, resulting in better and faster response to patient needs,” said Peter Fleiss, executive director of CAN. “This eliminates a step for corporate dispatchers and reduces the workload for our own volunteers.”

To date, CAN has arranged more than 38,000 flights and transports between 250 and 300 patients to and from treatment each month.

“We emphasize our ability to provide customized solutions across business aviation,” said PFM president William Figures. “We stay abreast of the quick changes in this industry, and that flexibility will ensure maximum efficiency and speed of operations for Corporate Angel Network.”