Planemaker Also Flies Cancer Patients On Company Flights
Hawker Beechcraft Corporation Charitable Gift Fund has donated
$50,000 to Corporate Angel Network (CAN), the public charity that
coordinates free flights to treatment for cancer patients using
empty seats in business aircraft. To date, Hawker Beechcraft has
donated over $200,000 to CAN, part of which while both entities
were under the Raytheon banner.
In addition to lift and financial support, Hawker Beechcraft
Corporation’s Chairman and CEO, James E. Schuster, is a
member of CAN’s Board of Directors and lends his considerable
talents towards putting the resource of corporate aviation's lift
to the service of cancer patients.
"Hawker Beechcraft is extremely proud to support Corporate Angel
Network and will continue to help this organization deliver
transport to cancer patients in need," said Jim Schuster, chairman
and CEO, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation. "I commend all of those who
help the Corporate Angel Network truly make a difference in the
lives of people who are fighting Cancer across the US and I
encourage more people to support this great organization."
"We are honored by this generous donation. Hawker Beechcraft
(previously Raytheon Aircraft Company) has been an active
participant in CAN since 1993 - taking cancer patients to
critically needed treatment on scheduled business flights" said
CAN’s Chairman, Randall Greene. "It is because of the
dedicated support of aerospace leaders like Jim Schuster and
companies like Hawker Beechcraft that the number of patients we
help continues to grow."
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 26 years
ago, 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
To date, CAN has arranged more than 28,000 flights and currently
provides nearly 3,000 patient flights annually.