Virgin America has signed a three-year contract with MedAire Inc. for MedAire’s 24/7 MedLink Global Response Service and on-board medical kits for its Airbus 320-family planes. Each of the low-cost airline’s aircraft will carry specialized medical kits designed for on-board needs.
MedAire will provide flight crew instruction in CPR/AED, altitude physiology, and common in-flight illnesses, as well as equipment and oxygen systems training to all Virgin America’s crew members. When medical care is needed, the crew will be able to consult board-certified emergency room doctors at a level-one trauma center in Phoenix, Arizona through MedAir’s 24/7 MedLink Global Response Center.
Robin Pearson, MedAire director, commercial aviation “It speaks volumes that a new airline, from inception, would place such emphasis on the safety of its passengers and crew.”
“With MedAire as a partner, Virgin America can better deliver comfort, care and peace of mind to ill guests,” according to Peter Wilander, Virgin America Airlines’ director of in-flight and catering.
Virgin America is a new low-cost carrier which expects to expand to ten cities within its first year of operation. Visit http://www.virginamerica.com for more information or reservations.
MedAire provides global access to medical expertise and technology for aviation and maritime customers. Visit http://www.MedAire.com for additional information.