Corporate Angel Network, the Westchester County, N.Y.-based public charity that arranges free flights for cancer patients to treatment by using empty seats on business aircraft, reached a new milestone last month when it transported its 31,000th and 31,001st patients, from treatment at Houston’s MD Anderson Hospital to their homes in Florida.
White Plains, New York
On December 10, Landmark Aviation celebrated the grand opening of the FBO chain’s newly renovated FBO at Westchester County Airport in White Plains, N.Y. Landmark purchased the former facility in early 2006.
The Corporate Angel Network (CAN) achieved a major milestone last month by providing air transport for its 30,000th cancer patient since its founding 26 years ago. The Westchester County, N.Y.-based national charity arranges free transport for cancer patients using empty seats on corporate and fractional aircraft. For the milestone flight, Liberty Mutual Insurance carried a patient from Atlanta to Houston’s M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
Safe Flight Instrument Corp. (Booth No. 5194) of White Plains, N.Y., has supported the Corporate Angel Network (CAN) since its founding in 1981 and even made the first CAN flight, bringing a 16-year-old boy home to Detroit after a cancer treatment in New York City. This year Safe Flight is donating $50,000 to CAN (exhibiting in South Lobby 7), while continuing to fly cancer patients on company business trips.
The Corporate Angel Network recognized Corning for having flown a record number of flights carrying cancer patients to treatment centers aboard its Fairchild Dornier 328JET corporate shuttles. Corning, of Horseheads, N.Y., has flown more than 1,500 CAN missions since joining the organization in 1983. “Corning’s people go the extra mile for our patients,” said CAN executive director Thomas Robertazzi.
Sometimes your best business asset is your location. And sometimes the advantages of that location might not be so obvious to customers looking at a map. That’s why Mike Dolphin, co-owner of New York-area FBO Avitat White Plains (Booth No. 635), has been exhibiting here at EBACE since the show first opened in 2001.
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.
Bronx city councilman Oliver Koppell introduced a resolution into the New York state legislature calling for curtailing any plans to expand Westchester County Airport (HPN) in White Plains, N.Y. The resolution claims that wastewater runoff from expanded runways could pollute the Kensico Reservoir, through which 90 percent of the city’s water flows.
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.