March 1, 2018 - CLEVELAND, OHIO – Aitheras Aviation Group, LLC has been very busy supporting cooperative multi-national efforts in providing disaster relief and in the planning of future disaster relief responses.
Most recently, Aitheras co-sponsored the Action on Disaster Relief symposium; held in Panama City, Panama on February 5 -7, 2018. This conference brought together a multitude of disciplines and providers, planning their coordinated efforts for the next challenges confronting the Americas. Preparedness includes providing for transportation, infrastructure, food and medical resources and the plethora of humanitarian efforts to support a community and potentially a nation.
Following hurricanes Irma and Maria Aitheras provided support to the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico under FEMA and the efforts coordinated through American Medical Resources, Inc. (AMR). In the Virgin Islands, we provided 24/7 air ambulance support taking patients and their families to alternative hospitals throughout the region and the United States. Following hurricane Maria, we provided support to Puerto Rico assisting in their stabilization of basic resources and the long journey to reestablish their infrastructure.
Aitheras currently operates from 3 base locations - Cleveland, Ohio and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. On March 15, 2018 the company will be commencing operations from a fourth base site in Belmar, New Jersey. This operation is being established to service the greater New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut marketplaces. The company holds the esteemed Platinum rating from ARGUS International, is the fixed-wing provider of the Commission of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) certified medical transport program for the Cleveland Clinic, and is an active participant in the FAA’s SMS (Safety Management System) program.
Aitheras works in partnership with several leading health care systems in the United States, Caribbean and West Indies. The company holds Worldwide Authority, granted by the Federal Aviation Administration, and has successfully completed air medical transports from 56 countries. The Aitheras fleet consists of 12 jet aircraft, with ranges from 1,700 miles to circumnavigating the world.
Aitheras, in Greek, means pure air or the upper place of the atmosphere. We selected this name as it reflects our company’s vision as setting the standard and operating at a higher level than the industry norm. We have crafted a culture that matches our vision in exceeding the highest industry standards for Safety, Quality and Performance. For additional information, please contact Kevin Weir, Chief Operating Officer at (216) 298-9060, ext. 111 or at firstname.lastname@example.org .