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ISTAT Foundation Provides Air Serv Funding


October 14, 2015
Warrenton, Virginia

The International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT) Foundation has awarded a $7,000 grant to Air Serv International.

Julian Balaam, Chairman of the ISTAT Foundation’s Humanitarian Committee commented, “We are delighted to be sponsoring Air Serv International, an organization that fulfills the ISTAT Foundation’s humanitarian charter of utilizing the power of aviation to help save lives, promote human welfare and alleviate suffering around the world.”

Dave Carlstrom, Air Serv International’s President and CEO, said, “We are grateful for the ISTAT Foundation’s support, and honored to be associated with such a prestigious aviation industry organization.”

Since 1984 Air Serv International, a U.S.-based not-for-profit humanitarian aviation organization, has provided “last mile” air transportation in support of humanitarian programs and disaster relief operations worldwide. Currently Air Serv operates a fleet of six Cessna Caravans through its subsidiary, Air Serv Limited, from a flight operations and aircraft maintenance center at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda

The ISTAT Foundation’s grant will partially underwrite expenses of Air Serv’s U.S. office which provides vital support to the organization’s East African flight operations including aircraft leasing, parts procurement/consolidation/shipping, contract solicitation and negotiation, financial oversight, and management direction. The ISTAT Foundation’s assistance in “keeping the lights on” at this office is essential to Air Serv’s continuing operation and success.

With more than 3,000 members worldwide, the International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT) is the premier industry association providing forums for networking and educational opportunities within the commercial aviation community.


Contact: Dave Carlstrom at
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