Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – Though the REVA, Inc. base facilities in San Juan, Puerto Rico, like much of the island’s structures, are a complete loss, REVA teams have been active all week post Maria to bring much-needed supplies to colleagues, friends, and others on the island and to evacuate patients.
Three REVA team members from the REVA Fort Lauderdale base (at FXE) were flown into San Juan Luis Munoz Marin Int’l Airport in time to join two of the local San Juan team and meet the first plane to land at the airport post Maria, arriving early in the morning on Saturday, 9/25, a REVA Learjet 35 carrying supplies ranging broadly from canned foods, sports drinks, water, diapers, baby formula, to soap and other essentials.
The team set up a commercial airline belt loader, unloaded all the supplies and secured them in the only remaining storage room in the REVA hangar. These supplies were donated significantly by B’nai Torah Congregation in Boca Raton, FL as well as from REVA employees to be distributed to those in need.
The Saturday morning trip was the first of four relief missions planned through today, Friday, September 29, 2017, not long before the hangar is scheduled for major deconstruction.
With coordination from REVA’s Human Resources department, on Monday a call for additional donations went out to all REVA employees asking for flashlights, batteries, solar fans, and bug spray and basic medical supplies. These and additional B’nai Torah donations were loaded onto a Learjet 35 in the evenings and delivered to Puerto Rico very early the next morning. Not long after dawn, the REVA team-on-the-ground mentioned above, unloaded and secured supplies, and then loaded our dual-prop Cessna 402B with supplies for trips to St. Thomas and Tortola, Virgin Islands.
In the meantime, additional REVA aircraft and flight crews have been busy transporting patients off the island to maintain appropriate levels of health care at facilities back on the mainland.
REVA, Inc., owner-operators of a fleet of 17 medically-configured aircraft, including small and mid-size jets, employs over 300 air-ambulance-service professionals who deliver caring, efficient, fully-accredited medical care from bases throughout North America including the Caribbean. REVA, Inc., has completed more than 25,000 medical transports that include time-sensitive organ deliveries, trauma response, and intensive-care connections in addition to private charters associated with medical tourism, cruise-line passenger emergencies, and philanthropic efforts. REVA, Inc. has earned over a dozen top industry honors and recognitions from NAAMTA, EURAMI, International Assistance Group, ARGUS Platinum as well as the AAMS Fixed Wing Award of Excellence, ACE Safety Award, ITIJ 2015 Air Ambulance Provider of the Year Award and ITIJ 2016 Air Ambulance Provider of the Year Award Finalist.
REVA, Inc. and its air-ambulance services are licensed by U.S. and international agencies including U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (Certificate #O2JA595N Operated by REVA, Inc.), Canadian Transportation Agency International; EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) Approved Third Country Operator, TCO Code USA-0042; and U.S. Treasury Cuban operation authorization. Through individual and corporate affiliations, the staff and fleet uphold professional performance standards.
To learn more about REVA, Inc., and its worldwide services:
On the Web: www.flyreva.com
By phone: 1-954-730-9300 & Toll Free: 1-800-752-4195