The National Business Aviation Association has set up a special page on its Web site to help coordinate the use of corporate aircraft in the relief effort for Haiti.
The site can be found athttp://www.nbaa.org/haitiand provides information on how to register aircraft or to volunteer services to help the island nation following this week’s earthquake.
“Please note that general aviation aircraft may be needed to transport supplies and personnel to staging areas within the U.S. to be designated by the CIMG, in addition to direct flights to and from Haiti,” NBAA President Ed Bolen said in written statement. “Operators who are unable or unwilling to fly to and from Haiti can still make significant contributions to relief efforts by facilitating such flights within the U.S.”
Among those taking part is Wichita-based Cessna Aircraft Co.
Cessna spokesperson Doug Oliver says the company is canvassing owners and operators, making them aware of the NBAA effort.
He says Cessna is also developing an employee contribution fund for the Haiti relief effort.
Source: MSN MONEY CENTRAL (BIZ JOURNALS)