Hawker Beechcraft Corp. (HBC) will provide MedAire’s medical equipment, medical training and 24/7 access to doctors to its customers on all new aircraft purchases. The program is scheduled to begin with aircraft deliveries this summer.
“Hawker Beechcraft is serious about all aspects of customer care and that includes their well being and peace of mind,” said Shawn Vick, HBC executive vice president.
With the delivery of all new Hawker and Beechcraft products, customers will receive an onboard FAA Part 135 first aid kit designed to address the most common in-flight medical emergencies. For crew-flown turbine aircraft, the customer may choose to receive medical training for its crew members provided by flight nurses and paramedics with aviation experience and certification by the American Heart Association or the European Resuscitation Council. In addition, for the first year, HBC will cover the cost to subscribe to MedLink Global Response Center, the aviation industry’s global 24/7 telemedicine service for direct consultation and advice from board certified emergency care doctors. The service also includes online medical and travel advisories to assist crews in preparing for flights to more than 200 countries.
Founded in 1985, MedAire, an International SOS company, provides aviation and maritime clients with medical solutions to patients in the air and at sea – so first responders are never alone. With one phone call, MedAire offers 24/7 real-time access to emergency room doctors any time of day, from anywhere in the world. MedAire’s crew medical training is developed and delivered by medical professionals.