Atlanta, Ga. – October 19, 2010 – Corporate Angel Network (CAN) and StandardAero have announced that the Corporate Angel Network will be receiving a donation of over $1,500 this year at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) 63rd Annual Meeting and Convention in Atlanta, in conjunction with the 2nd annual Business Aviation Motorcycle Charity Ride (BAMCR).
“It is our pleasure to help coordinate a contribution to Corporate Angel Network of over $1,500 in support of one of our industry’s greatest humanitarian resources, the fight against cancer and the financial strain that it brings to the families that fight cancer,” said Scott Taylor, senior vice president, Business Aviation, StandardAero. “The great service CAN provides to the families and individuals who deal with the daily battle against this disease is incredibly important and has a great impact to our collective future. Our Business Aviation team at StandardAero is proud to be affiliated with this mission. Thanks for your positive contribution to those in need.”
“We are honored to be the beneficiary of funds raised at StandardAero’s charity ride,” said Peter Fleiss, executive director, Corporate Angel Network. “This not only brings us needed funds, but the related exposure helps to increase the number of corporations who fly our patients. We flew an all-time record of 307 patient flights in July alone and recently flew our 35,000th cancer patient to specialized treatment.”
The 1st Annual BAMCR was coordinated by Tom Mealie at Arcadia Aviation last year in Orlando and the group of aviation and motorcycle enthusiasts was able to raise approximately $1,000 for the Boys & Girls Club of Central Florida. The Charity Ride will follow the closing of the NBAA Convention this year.
“Additionally, CAN and the group of BAMCR riders hope that the success of this year’s ride will inspire even more riders to participate in the Charity Ride next year when the NBAA Convention returns to Las Vegas the week of October 10, 2011,” said Taylor. “In partnership with CAN and NBAA, we hope to drive an even bigger contribution to a great charity which is really a great statement of community support from the business aviation industry as a whole.”
StandardAero, a Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) company with nearly $1.4 billion in annual revenue, specializes in engine maintenance, repair and overhaul, and nose-to-tail services that include airframe, interior refurbishments and paint for business and general aviation, air transport, and military aircraft. The company, part of the DAE Engineering division, forms a global services network of 12 primary facilities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Singapore and Australia, with an additional 14 regionally located service and support locations.
About DAE: www.dubaiaerospace.com
Dubai Aerospace Enterprise is building a globally recognized aerospace corporation with operations from aircraft leasing, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), and Aviation IT solutions. It is creating an innovative business that builds on the dynamics of Dubai and continuous growth in aviation.
Headquartered in Dubai, the group is growing through a series of phased developments and acquisitions to become a global player and to produce an integrated aerospace cluster, based at Dubai World Central – the new 140 square kilometer airport and logistics city being constructed in Jebel Ali, Dubai. It is forming international partnerships at the highest level of industry with the aim of establishing one of the most innovative and successful businesses in the global aerospace industry within the next decade.