Eagle Aviation LLC announced ground breaking event for largest aviation facility in the Caribbean…USVI government shows support.

St. Croix—May 28, 2015 On May 28, 2015 at the groundbreaking of a new and modern facility at the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport, Eagle Aviation CEO Trond Osthaug hosted a groundbreaking ceremony, which included community and business leaders from the area, as well as special guest speakers, such as spokesmen from MASA Assist!  Speakers at the event showed overwhelming support of this new St. Croix venture including Mr. Dusty Cook, MASA Transport Director; Ms. Stephanie Williams, St Croix Administrator from the Governor’s office;  Mr. Carlton Dowe, the Executive Director of the Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA); Mr. David Mapp, Assistant Executive Director, VIPA; and Dr. Ken Okolo, Chief Operating Officer, Juan F. Luis Hospital.

Eagle Aviation, LLC’s new 35,000 square feet facility, will offer a unique opportunity to showcase the growing economy of St. Croix, the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport, and show an expansion of services for general and commercial aviation.  Having 25,000 square feet of hangar space and 10,000 square feet of office space, this will be one of the largest and most modern facilities of its kind anywhere, particularly in the Caribbean.  Office space in the facility will offer a medical ready-room, for stabilization of patients during air ambulance operations, as well as conference room and training room facilities.

Eagle Aviation LLC announced the immediate availability of some services and presented a plan of scheduled services as the facility continues through construction.  Eagle Aviation LLC’s new facility will be the largest and most modern of its kind virtually anywhere, particularly in the Caribbean. Volume fuel sales pricing will be offered to all carriers, operators and customers.  Aircraft hangaring, servicing and maintenance will also be available.  Eagle Aviation LLC, in partnership with Medical Air Services Association (MASA), announced availability of increased air ambulance services sporting modern equipment and the fastest aircraft in the Caribbean. With four aircraft currently operational, it was revealed that MASA has plans to purchase two additional jet aircraft to add to the fleet.

As a Fixed Base Operator (FBO) at the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport, Eagle Aviation LLC will serve general and commercial aviation.  As the business grows, it will have a positive impact on the local St. Croix (and all of USVI) economy with local employment and monetary infusion back into the local businesses.  Eagle Aviation and MASA aircraft include two Bombardier LearJet 55 jet aircraft, a Beechcraft Super King Air and a Piper Navajo Panther.  Charter and Air Ambulance service coverage area includes regions of the United States from Texas eastward to the East Coast, from the New England area south to the Gulf of Mexico; Central America; portions of South America and all of the Caribbean.

Eagle Aviation LLC will host the Governor General’s Cup Caribbean Air Rally in April 2016 in St. Croix.  The Air Rally is a 12-day Caribbean journey consisting of over 180 pilots that fly from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and fly throughout the Caribbean promoting the beauty of the Caribbean Islands and the hospitality of the people.  This will be first time that the Air Rally will be stopping in St. Croix and they have plans to make St. Croix a permanent annual stopover, enjoying St. Croix hotels, cuisine; transportation services and tourism.

MASA Assist, is an international organization that is dedicated to providing members with lifesaving, emergency assistance services while they are at home, on the job, or traveling around the world. MASA Assist is the first association of this kind, headed by CEO Mr. Frank Halley.  An association of over 1 million members providing critical, lifesaving and costly air ambulance and emergency services for over 40 years. With a dozen offices throughout the Northern Hemisphere MASA’s reach is worldwide and help is only a phone call away.

If an illness, accident or emergency strikes, the heavy expense of emergency transportation can be aggravating and financially crippling.  Emergency Medical Evacuation (EME) Insurance is critical to have if you suffer sickness or an accident and need onsite help. EME insurance covers the cost of special evacuation, even by private medical jet to a hospital that can treat your needs, and your transportation home, offering bed-to-bed service. The average cost of an air ambulance is $10,000-$50,000 - all paid in advance and covered by few health insurance policies. Depending on the location abroad, the cost could be as much as $175,000. Becoming a member of the association could not only save a life but also protect and individual from financial catastrophe.  "When you join MASA Assist, there are no deductibles or co-pays, no claim forms, no age limits, no health questions and no dollar limits on air transport costs.  One low annual fee covers all costs for flights and services while providing security and peace of mind," said Frank Halley. "All transportation needs are met with the speed of an air ambulance, and all costs for flights and services, including vehicle return are included with membership. Even pre-existing medical conditions are covered after only 90 days."  Unlike newer associations that offer Emergency Air Transportation, MASA Assist also offers non-injury transport for family members, minor children/grandchildren return, escort transportation, ground ambulance, mortal remains return, travel expense reimbursement, and world-wide coverage.