Humanitarian Missions

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Business Aviation Helps People and Communities in Crisis

Business Aviation Helps People and Communities in Crisis

Not all flights conducted by business aircraft are solely for business reasons. According to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, business airplanes conducted more than 15,000 flights in one recent year in support of missions for humanitarian purposes.

Business aircraft are able to conduct these types of missions because they are flexible, nimble machines – with the ability to operate on short notice into outlying airports with smaller runways (and sometimes even unpaved airstrips), or even onto roads – they are uniquely suited to providing a first response to natural disasters and other emergencies.

During a crisis, when other means of transporting food, supplies, medical specialists and other assistance into devastated or remote areas are unavailable, business aircraft are literally lifesavers.