Private Aviation Industry Aiding in COVID Relief

posted on 28th April 2020 by Eddie Saunders
Private Aviation Industry Aiding in COVID Relief

With the struggle to obtain personal protective equipment for the frontline, essential workers in New York, private aviation aircraft have become essential in moving supplies fast. Million Air White Plains, is stepping up to help by donating 8,000 3-ply surgical respiratory masks and 1,100 KN95 protective face masks to White Plains Hospital, using its aircraft to get them there quickly.

The face masks arrived Monday at Million Air White Plains’ new hanger and passenger terminal at Westchester County Airport on a Million Air aircraft from Houston. They were delivered today to the hospital, a part of the Montefiore Health Care System.

Private jets and the aviation industry as a whole are the most underrealized disaster relief tools,” said Roger Woolsey, CEO of Million Air. “The aviation community has been crucial in transporting desperately-needed medical supplies to communities hard-hit by the coronavirus. We are happy to play a small part in the logistics of supporting our front-line heroes, especially the staff and medical members of the White Plains Hospital who are so valiantly serving our NY and Westchester community. These are times that define a generation and we cannot sit on the sidelines.”

Million Air coordinated the efforts with Dr. Marsha Gordon, of the Westchester Business Council, to respond to the urgent call County Executive Latimer and Governor Cuomo have been making for these critical community supplies and support.

The aircraft Million Air used to transport the masks are in the life saving business. On average, the company flies about 10-Organ Transplant flights per day, moving doctors and organs when timing and proximity to hospitals is most critical. Million Air has completed over 31,000 medical mission flights since the 1980’s.