Texas Jacobson Aviation Celebrates Its First Birthday and a New Partnership with Air Charity To Focus on Veteran Support

Austin, TX (PRWEB) August 18, 2011

TJA, Inc. closed out its inaugural year of operation with unprecedented records in charitable flights, contributing over $20 million in resources. Founded in late August 2010, the year-old company has flown over 200 thousand miles in its King Air and Citation XLS+ planes, enough to circle the planet eight times! With over 360 missions flown for Grace Flight and VAC, TJA announces a new partnership with Mercy Medical Airlift’s Air Compassion for Veterans division with hopes of providing more support to our veterans.

Earlier this year, TJA completed phase one of its expansion efforts, purchasing a Citation XLS+. The new plane offers significantly greater flight range capabilities, increase passenger capacity, and will shorten the travel time significantly. This has allowed TJA to accept missions that may otherwise be declined or cause added stress to the patients.

Having seen first-hand the injuries our men and women in uniform have suffered on our behalf, TJA is stepping up its efforts to give back. The company is very excited about its new partnership with Mercy Medical Airlift, a Virginia Beach, Virginia-based organization that has administered service to over 22,000 patients in 2010, with a public benefit in excess of $4,200,000. The Air Compassion for Veterans (ACV) division provides medically-related air transport services to troops, veterans and their immediate family members. “Mercy Medical Airlift is a well-respected and seasoned organization that has done an amazing job giving back on so many levels. It is an honor to be a part of their efforts,” said Grant Jacobson, CEO of TJA. “Their mission is right in line with what Texas Jacobson hopes to provide, and we looking forward to a rewarding partnership that will allow us to serve those who have fought so bravely for our country.”

Edward R. Boyer is the founder, CEO and president of Mercy Medical Airlift. He, too, sees great benefit in the partnership with TJA: “Texas Jacobson Aviation is providing a valuable transportation resource for use by Mercy Medical Airlift (MMA). Charitable long-distance transportation is provided nationwide by MMA for poor patients needing access to a distant medical specialist or for wounded warriors and their adversely-affected family members to reach distant specialist care or rehabilitation facilities or appointments. It is a joy to partner with TJA folks who sincerely care about people in need or veterans seeking healing.”

The year ahead promises to be as exciting as the first. TJA will be looking to expand its charitable efforts by partnering with other businesses and corporations who want to help make a difference in the lives of those men, women, and children whose medical solution may only be a flight away.

About Texas Jacobson Aviation, Inc.
Texas Jacobson Aviation, Inc., TJA, was founded in 2010, by businessman Grant Jacobson. The primary mission of Texas Jacobson Aviation is to provide free air transportation for ambulatory military and civillian medical patients – to, from or within Texas, supporting those in need of critical medical attention, and the brave men and women who have served our country. TJA Inc. is a privately owned company based in Austin, Texas.

About Air Compassion for Veterans:
The mission and purpose of Air Compassion For Veterans (ACV) is to ensure that no financially-stressed wounded warrior / veteran / or their adversely affected family member(s) is denied the ability to access: distant specialized medical evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, counseling, rehabilitation or any program that will promote healing and restoration for reintegration into a productive life.


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