New Hampshire-based fractional aircraft operator PlaneSense helped spread some holiday cheer last month when it landed one of its Pilatus PC-12s at Manchester Boston Regional Airport, packed with non-perishable food destined for the state’s food bank. The single-engine turboprop was piloted by company president and CEOGeorge Antoniadis (right). New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan (D) and Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas (R) greeted the aircraft and helped unload the cargo, which was provided by PlaneSense employees along with a donation from Nextant Aerospace.
“PlaneSense has always been a strong supporter of our state and local charities, and we chose to assist the New Hampshire Food Bank this year because it reaches so many families in need,” noted Antoniadis. Currently more than 130,000 residents of the state are in need of food assistance.
“I’m told between seven and eight hundred pounds of food [was collected] which is almost seven or eight hundred meals for children and families around the State of New Hampshire,” Hassan said, while congratulating the company for its contribution. “At the holidays we like to remind each other what we can do when we come together to make life better for our friends and neighbors.”