NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (April 5, 2023) – Aviation Capital Group LLC (“ACG”) announced today its $50,000 sponsorship at the “Gold Level” to Airlink. Airlink is a rapid-response nonprofit organization that coordinates with airlines and non-governmental organizations (“NGOs”) to provide free airlift and logistical services to a network of over 150 humanitarian relief nonprofit organizations. Those NGOs support communities in the aftermath of natural and man-made disasters worldwide, such as the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the Türkiye-Syria border on February 6, 2023.
“ACG’s core values are grounded in social responsibility, and we are extremely proud to support Airlink as a Gold Level sponsor,” said Mahoko Hara, Executive Chair of ACG. “Airlink continues to demonstrate its effectiveness in bringing together unique capabilities of the global aviation community to NGO partners to rapidly provide critical relief to communities in desperate need.”
“We’re very proud to continue our long-standing partnership with Airlink in support of its work and for this opportunity to partner with them in supporting vulnerable communities globally,” said Gordon Grant, Vice President and Head of ESG at ACG.
“We are deeply grateful to Aviation Capital Group and their team for their generous support of Airlink and our critical mission,” said Steve Smith, Airlink President and CEO. “Whenever Airlink seeks assistance from the aviation industry to support humanitarian operations, the response is always positive, I feel very proud to be a part of such a dynamic and compassionate sector.”
About Aviation Capital Group
Aviation Capital Group was founded in 1989 and is one of the world’s premier full-service aircraft asset managers with approximately 470 owned, managed and committed aircraft as of December 31, 2022, which are leased to approximately 95 airlines in approximately 45 countries. ACG is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tokyo Century Corporation.
Airlink is a nonprofit organization providing free air transport and logistical coordination for pre-screened nonprofits to deliver disaster responders and supplies in the wake of humanitarian crises worldwide. Its network includes more than 150 aid organizations and 50 commercial and charter airlines. Its first mission was in response to the Haiti earthquake. Since its inception in 2010, Airlink’s airline partners have flown nearly 10,000 relief workers and transported nearly 8,000,000 pounds of humanitarian cargo, saving nonprofits over $23 million in air transport costs and directly helping over 39 million people. In addition, Airlink receives in-kind gifts from airlines and donations from organizations and individuals within the aviation sector. In 2022 the humanitarian aid Airlink moved assisted almost 13 million people in the aftermath of natural and man-made disasters. For more information, please visit www.airlinkflight.org.