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Alliance Airlines Gives Wings To Breast Cancer Network Australia

Aug 23, 2019, 10:00 AM by Alliance Airlines

BRISBANE: Alliance Airlines will – literally – give wings to Australians diagnosed with breast cancer today.

Australia’s leading aviation services provider will unveil a new Fokker 70 to promote the invaluable work of charity partner Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA).

Hailed as the Pink Lady, VH-NUU has been prepared in pink livery to raise awareness of breast cancer and the support services BCNA deliver.

Alliance Airlines Chief Executive Officer, Lee Schofield, said, “The work of BCNA was a cause close to the hearts of the company’s personnel and supporters.”

“Alliance has been supporting BCNA since 2015. This has been through our workplace giving programme and a number of fundraising initiatives including a charity cycling event which raised in excess of $65,000.”

“I personally rode in this cycling event along with 15 other Alliance personnel between Cairns and Townsville in 2018. We met with a number of breast cancer survivors in the towns we visited who have been supported by BCNA. Their courage and enthusiasm with the BCNA team inspired us to commit to the Pink Lady.”

“Nearly 20,000 Australians will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. Most people know someone who has been touched by this life-threatening illness,” Schofield said.

“Alliance Airlines is proud to support the work BCNA does. Throughout Australia, from our main airports to regional cities and towns, the Pink Lady will be a visual reminder of this important cause and share the support that BCNA provides for those Australians affected by breast cancer.”

BCNA CEO Kirsten Pilatti expressed gratitude to Alliance Airlines for the generous support.

“It’s a wonderful way for BCNA to reach more Australians affected by breast cancer.
It really is a beautiful representation of BCNA as the wind beneath the wings of our members.”

“‘This is a positive opportunity for BCNA. It enables us to connect with major cities and regional communities to ensure women and families affected by breast cancer across the country know where to source support.”

About Alliance

Alliance Aviation is Australasia’s leading provider of contract, charter and allied aviation services currently employing in excess of 590 full time staff in Australia and Europe. The Australian business currently operates a fleet of 23 Fokker F100, 11 Fokker 70LR jet aircraft and five Fokker 50 turboprops with additional fleet units scheduled to enter service during the remainder of 2019. Alliance has world leading operational performance, a key attribute sought by its customers as evidenced by BHP’s recent presentation to Alliance of an Aviation Safety Award. The Company has operational bases in Brisbane, Townsville, Cairns, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Rockhampton and Darwin. Please visit for more details.

About Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA)

Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) is the peak national organisation for Australians personally affected by breast cancer, and consists of a network of more than 120,000 individual members and 300 Member Groups. BCNA supports, informs, represents and connects Australians affected by breast cancer. BCNA works to ensure that Australians affected by breast cancer receive the very best support, information, treatment and care appropriate to their individual needs. Please visit us at to find out more about our programs and services, including the free My Journey Kit for people newly diagnosed with breast cancer.


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