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.
White Plains, New York
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.
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.
Raytheon Aircraft donated $50,000 to the Corporate Angel Network (CAN), bringing the manufacturer’s total CAN donations to $100,000. CAN is a White Plains, N.Y.-based organization that arranges for cancer patients to fly to treatment centers in otherwise empty seats in business aircraft on routine flights.
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