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Corporate Angel Network Recognizes Westchester County, NY at NBAA Regional Forum

Contact: Dan Hubbard at (202) 783-9360 or dhubbard@nbaa.org

WHITE PLAINS, NY, April 26, 2007 – Corporate Angel Network (CAN) today presented a plaque to Westchester County Executive Andy Spano for the county's long-time support of cancer patients through CAN. The award, presented during the opening session of NBAA's Business Aviation Regional Forum, recognizes the support of Westchester County for nearly 25 years of donating office space to CAN.

CAN's sole mission is to transport cancer patients to specialized treatment or clinical trials using empty seats on business aircraft. Since its founding 25 years ago, the organization has grown to include 530 participating companies (including virtually all of the business aviation organizations based at Westchester County Airport), five paid staff and a team of 50 part-time volunteers who work with patients, physicians, flight departments and leading treatment centers to coordinate the medical travel needs of cancer patients with the scheduled flight activity of participating businesses. To date, CAN has arranged more than 25,000 flights and provides over 200 patient flights a month.

"The support of Westchester County over the past 25 years has been instrumental in our ability to transport patients free of charge. The generosity of Andy Spano, Westchester County, and the airport embody the nature of CAN and we greatly appreciate everything they do," said CAN Executive Director Peter Fleiss.

NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen and Westchester Aviation Association President Jeff Lee joined Fleiss in presenting the plaque.

"On behalf of NBAA Member Companies, we are proud to be part of the outstanding service CAN provides those battling cancer," said Bolen. "The business aviation community has long supported CAN's efforts, and we are pleased to take part in recognizing the people here at Westchester County Airport for making these efforts possible."

NBAA's Business Aviation Regional Forum is a day-long learning and networking experience designed to meet the needs of the business aviation community. The White Plains Forum will provide an introduction to local business leaders interested in learning more about business aviation. For more information and a schedule of events, visit www.nbaa.org/forums.

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Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association, Inc. (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The Association represents more than 8,000 companies and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention, the world's largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at www.nbaa.org.

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