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Hawker Beechcraft Donates $50,000 to Corporate Angel Network

June 10, 2009 – White Plains – Corporate Angel Network has received a gift of $50,000 from Hawker Beechcraft Corporation in continuing support of the charity’s efforts arranging free flights to treatment for cancer patients using empty seats in business aircraft.


June 10, 2009
By Administrator

June 10, 2009 – White Plains – Corporate Angel Network has received a gift of $50,000 from Hawker Beechcraft Corporation in continuing support of the charity’s efforts arranging free flights to treatment for cancer patients using empty seats in business aircraft.
 
“Corporate aircraft owners who help Corporate Angel Network brighten the lives of those touched by cancer,” said W.W. (Bill) Boisture Jr., Hawker Beechcraft’s new Chairman & CEO.   “They enable patients to receive the best possible treatment while taking the worry, discomfort and extra cost out of the distant travel for treatment that so many patients must endure.  “Further, in a time when the use of business aircraft is under intense scrutiny by the media and our elected officials, this reflects one of many positive contributions made by our industry.”
 
The donation brings to more than $200,000 the contributions made by Hawker Beechcraft and its predecessor company Raytheon Aircraft Company. 
 
Randall Greene, Corporate Angel Network’s Chairman, said “Hawker Beechcraft’s on-going support of our efforts has made a significant difference in our ability to expand the number of cancer patients we help.  Continuing donations such as this are typical of the widespread support CAN receives from the business aviation industry”.
 
About Hawker Beechcraft Corporation
Hawker Beechcraft Corporation is a world-leading manufacturer of business, special-mission and trainer aircraft – designing, marketing and supporting aviation products and services for businesses, governments and individuals worldwide. The company’s headquarters and major facilities are located in Wichita, Kansas, with operations in Salina, Kansas; Little Rock,Arkansas; and Chester, England, U.K. The company leads the industry with a global network of more than 100 factory-owned and authorized service centers.
 
About Corporate Angel Network
Corporate Angel Network is a public charity that arranges free flights for cancer patients to treatment using empty seats on business aircraft.  Since its founding in 1981, CAN has grown to include over 500 participating corporations, five paid staff, and a team of 50 part-time volunteers who work with patients, physicians, corporate flight departments, and leading treatment centers to coordinate medical travel needs of cancer patients with the scheduled flight activity of participating corporations.  To date, CAN has arranged more than 31,000 flights and currently provides between 200 and 250 patient flights per month.  CAN has received numerous awards in recognition of its service to cancer patients, including The Volunteer Action Award, the highest volunteer award from the President of the United States.  For more information call (914) 328-1313 or visit www.CorpAngelNetwork.org.