GB Airport Company aids mercy flights to Haiti


Helicopter Rescue Mission

On hand to wish them well were, from left to right, GBAS Director, Phil Carey; pilot Captain Stephen Weaver; Gary Gilbert, CEO of Grand Bahama Airport Company, Freeport Container Port and Freeport Harbour Company and pilot Randy Dossey.

Freeport, Bahamas —  The Grand Bahama Airport Company is among the first corporate citizens in the Bahamas to lend a hand following the tragedy in Haiti, providing assistance for two helicopters enroute to the devastated island with relief supplies.

Pegasus Tech a private company out of Jacksonville, FL, heading to Haiti with two helicopters filled with supplies to assist in the search and rescue efforts following Tuesday’s 7.0 earthquake, made a fueling stop in Grand Bahama.  To assist the humanitarian effort by Pegasus Tech, the Grand Bahama Airport Company waived all landing fees for the helicopters.image013

Gary Gilbert, CEO of Grand Bahama Airport Company, Freeport Container Port and Freeport Harbour Company, said the assistance was is some small way the first opportunity the company has to show its support for the search and rescue efforts underway on that island.

We cannot begin to imagine what lies ahead for that country and we are pleased to be able to show our support said Mr. Gilbert.
The two helicopters were piloted by Randy Dossey and Captain Stephen Weaver.

Grand Bahama Airport Company (GBAC) owns and operates the Grand Bahama International Airport, which is situated only 65 miles from Florida and capable of handling the largest aircrafts in the world. GBA is a joint venture between the Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) Group and the Grand Bahama Development Company.??HPH, a subsidiary of the multinational conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa Limited (HWL), is the world’s leading port investor, developer and operator with interests in a total of 49 ports, spanning 25 countries throughout Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, the Americas and Australasia. HPH also owns a number of transportation-related service companies.