For close to 40 years, Corporate Angel Network (CAN) has provided cancer patients free air transportation to distant hospitals and treatment centers by utilizing business aircraft. “While we are very proud of the 66,000 flights that we have completed, and the hundreds of patients that we help every month, there are still hundreds of patients we have to say ‘no’ to every month,” said Samantha Lohse, CAN’s director of programs and services. “So increasing our available flight lift, and the [number of] companies that are able to support our mission, remains our No. 1 priority.”
In this episode of NBAA’s “Flight Plan,” host Rob Finfrock speaks with:
Samantha Lohse, director, programs and services, Corporate Angel Network
Lisa Swartzwelder, director, shuttle operations and flight administration, L Brands
Throughout February, NBAA has marked Black History Month by recognizing the significant aviation contributions of African Americans and emphasizing the importance of ensuring our industry is open and welcoming to people from all backgrounds.
The FAA has been working with NBAA and others to address privacy concerns with the Privacy ICAO Address program (PIA), which recently was expanded beyond the contiguous U.S. to include overwater routes.
Flight data monitoring and data sharing are important tools to help identify potential safety risks before they become serious issues. That said, many operators are uncertain about how they work, what equipment is needed and what this information can offer their operations. NBAA has developed a new, comprehensive resource to answer those and other questions.
In this special edition of NBAA Flight Plan, podcast host Rob Finfrock gets a few moments in between conference sessions with NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen to discuss the latest efforts by the association to highlight business aviation's societal benefits.