Gulfstream Aerospace donated $50,000 to Corporate Angel Network, which arranges free flights to treatment for cancer patients using empty seats on business aircraft. Gulfstream was one of the first corporate flight departments to join as a CAN participant in 1982 and has donated both flight time and funds to the organization. “When treatment centers are far from home CAN provides free flights, allowing patients to travel without compromising their weakened immune systems,” said Gulfstream president Larry Flynn.
Fractional provider Flight Options donated 10 hours of fractional jet flight time to Corporate Angel Network, which arranges free flights to treatment for cancer patients using the empty seats on corporate jets. This contribution expands the relationship between Corporate Angel Network and Flight Options, which has donated flight time to the organization since 2001. “Corporate Angel Network provides a unique and extremely valuable service to those afflicted with cancer, and we are proud to be able to support this life-giving organization,” said Flight Options chairman Kenn Ricci.
AeroThrust Holdings has signed a joint-venture agreement with Bahraini partners to establish AeroThrust Gulf Aviation Services in Bahrain. The company will provide a range of aircraft engine MRO services for the Pratt & Whitney JT8 and CFM56 series of engines. AeroThrust expects to invest about $20 million in the facility over the next three years. The 94,000-sq-ft facility features a test cell with dust-free climate control technology.
Safe Flight Instrument donated $50,000 to Corporate Angel Network (CAN) to support the charity’s mission of arranging free flights to treatment for cancer patients using empty seats in business aircraft. The company has a long history with CAN, transporting the organization’s first patient–a 16-year-old boy going back home to Detroit after treatment in New York City–some 30 years ago. CAN now has 530 participating corporations, a team of 50 part-time volunteers and six paid staff.
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.
Delta TechOps has received ISO 9001 certification from the International Standards Organization for its engine maintenance and landing gear shops. It is one of only a few airline maintenance, repair and overhaul service providers to achieve the certification, an internationally tested framework designed to manage an organization’s processes and help generate a high-quality product that satisfies customers’ expectations. The airline received ISO 9001 certification for its component maintenance shop in 2008.
Business aviation analyst Brian Foley believes that deliveries will trend modestly upward, though he cautioned that this “projection assumes that the economy and buyer confidence in general will gradually strengthen. Both are necessary catalysts for sales.
Corporate Angel Network (CAN)–which flies cancer patients and their families to treatment using donated space on business jets–will receive a $21,000 donation here at the show. The money represents proceeds from an advertising campaign that recognizes corporate flight departments for their participation in the program.
The Corporate Angel Network (CAN) will once again be the beneficiary of NBAA’s charity benefit dinner/dance, set for tomorrow in the Grand Ballroom of the Bellagio Hotel from 6 to 11 p.m. The organization arranges free flights to treatment for cancer patients in available seats on corporate aircraft. The event will feature dinner, live and silent auctions and a concert by the Beach Boys.
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.