A 14-year veteran of the company, Payne will be responsible for assisting the owner and senior management with the day-to-day operation of the business.
“Since starting my career at Fox Flight, I have developed a real passion for the company and for the medical repatriation business in general, and I am excited to take on this new challenge,” said Payne. “To this point, my role has been primarily mission-focused, so I am looking forward to learning more about the business side and helping the company grow and improve.”
Payne joined Fox Flight in February 2005 after graduation from Conestoga College in Waterloo in 2004. During his first four years at the company, he served as an in-flight medical team member on air ambulance missions and as a nurse escort on commercial flight repatriations.
In 2007, Payne took over management of the company’s dispatch department, and went on to take over responsibility for training and scheduling the four-person dispatch team, as well as working in the areas of business development and client relations.
“Aaron is a certified medical professional and he has gained a solid grounding in the medical and logistical aspects of medical repatriation, which are the core components of our business,” said David Fox, Company President, commending Payne on his work with the company and welcoming him into his new position amongst Fox Flight’s senior management team.
Payne added: “I believe one of the most important aspects of our business is building good working relationships with clients and service providers … [which] leads to better communication and smoother-running missions. That means a better repatriation experience for the patient and, hopefully, a better patient outcome in the end; and that’s what our business is all about.”