Hope Air launching BizAv benefit flight registry
June 13, 2014, Edmonton, Alta. - Hope Air will launch the first Canadian online Business Aviation Registry June 19 at the annual Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA) Convention in Edmonton. The registry will encourage businesses to register their corporate jets to provide public benefit flights to low-income Canadians who need to travel to healthcare that is not available in their home communities.
Hope Air Executive Director Doug Keller-Hobson will be attending the convention in Edmonton to discuss the registry with business aviation professionals and Canadian corporations.
“Hope Air has worked closely with the business aviation community from the very beginning, but this online registry will make it easier to match our Clients with empty seats on specific routes.” says Keller-Hobson. “In addition to traditional donations, businesses can now capitalize on empty corporate aircraft seats to provide assistance to Canadians in need.”
The program is designed exclusively for the business aviation sector, and offers corporate flight departments, charter companies, business aviation managers and other key stakeholders in the Canadian business aviation community the opportunity to leverage their business aircraft to better an individual’s life by flying them to a vital medical appointment. Companies will be matched with Hope Air children and families when they have an empty seat available on a route.
Earlier this year the Canadian Transportation Agency removed the restrictions which Hope Air previously operated under in respect to the size and type of aircraft which could be used for public benefit flights.