Phoenix Air, a Georgia-based company, is the go-to for transporting Ebola victims by air. Phoenix Air Group, Inc.
Since August, it has made approximately 40 trips -- about half to Europe, the rest to the United States. Phoenix Air Group, Inc.
Phoenix Air worked with the Department of Defense and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to build a system that could safety transport patients with contagious diseases. Phoenix Air Group, Inc.
"We're like a fire truck sitting in the firehouse. The bell goes off and within a matter of hours we can be out the door and underway," said Dent Thompson, vice president and chief operations officer at Phoenix Air. Phoenix Air Group, Inc.
More than 10,000 people have died in the Ebola outbreak, according to the latest figures from the World Health Organization, mostly in the countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Phoenix Air Group, Inc.