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Metro Atlanta air ambulance company that transported Ebola patients to talk Thursday

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BARTOW COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

The Metro Atlanta air ambulance company that transported the first two Ebola patients ever to the United States will address the media on Thursday.

Phoenix Air Group transported Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta on separate flights.

Dr. Brantly arrived in Atlanta on August 2 while Writebol arrived Tuesday.

The company used a special GulfStream G-III airplane to transport both patients infected with the virus. According to a news release, the company will discuss its role in transporting the two patients from Liberia to Atlanta, in addition to making available the medical staff involved in the flights.

The Aeromedical Biological Containment System used inside the aircraft will also be on display, as well as the plane itself, according to the company.

Phoenix Air Group is based in Cartersville, GA, which is about 44 miles northwest of Atlanta.

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