The Corporate Angel Network is not a high-profile charitable organization. But it remains successful, and each year matches the travel needs of more than 1,200 cancer patients with the schedules of corporate flight departments and individual business aircraft owners.
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Donald Greene, 52, executive vice president of bizav equipment supplier Safe Flight Instrument and a son of company founder Leonard Greene, was killed on United Airlines Flight 93, the Boeing 757 that was hijacked and crashed in Pennsylvania on September 11.
Corporate Angel Network (CAN), the national public charity that provides free air transportation for cancer patients traveling to treatment by using the empty seats on business aircraft, arranged a record-breaking 242 patient flights in August. This accomplishment follows the record set just a month earlier.
The Corporate Angel Network (CAN) recognized New York’s Westchester County and its airport (HPN) for their support in the donation of the organization’s office space for nearly 25 years. CAN’s sole mission is to transport cancer patients in empty seats on business aircraft. The recognition took place on April 26, during NBAA’s regional forum at Westchester County Airport.
Jets for Vets, a new initiative sponsored by an aircraft dealers association, is arranging free flights on corporate aircraft for military personnel wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan and their families.
Natalie was happy to be returning home after a week of treatment at New York’s Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Center.
The Corporate Angel Network (CAN) on January 24 arranged its 20,000th flight aboard a corporate aircraft for a cancer patient. The provider was International Paper with its Falcon 900EX, and the patient was 79-year-old Walter Latimer, a Florida resident who was returning home from Westchester County Airport, White Plains, N.Y., after emergency surgery in New York City.
Friends say Leonard Greene wasn’t just brilliant. He thought on a different level.
Independence Air, a Washington Dulles-based low-fare carrier, last month became the first scheduled airline to join the Corporate Angel Network and provide complimentary seats to cancer patients needing to travel to and from treatment centers. Founded in 1981 and based in White Plains, N.Y., the Corporate Angel Network arranges free flights for cancer patients using empty seats on corporate aircraft.
The fifth annual corporate aviation golf tournament organized by Houston-based handling agent Air Routing International raised $5,000 for the Corporate Angel Network, the White Plains, N.Y., organization that arranges for cancer patients to fly in empty seats on regularly scheduled corporate aircraft trips.