NBAA Convention News

MedAire teams with Control Risks on medical, security, travel issues

 - October 19, 2010, 4:26 PM

MedAire has joined forces with Control Risks to provide one-stop advice and assistance on medical, security and travel issues. The new 24/7 service is available via a single phone number and Web portal. “Each and every security event has a medical component to it, whether physical or emotional in nature,” said Control Risks CEO Richard Fenning. “Therefore, every crisis-management plan needs an emergency response component for ‘real-life’ events. This includes seeking advice before departure to ensure crewmembers are able to mitigate risks and also, should an incident occur, that they have access to immediate, feet-on-the-street assistance.” MedAire is part of the International SOS group, and UK-based Control Risks already has a joint venture established with the parent company. The new partnership can tap the resources of their combined offices, response centers and projects spanning five continents and 150 countries, including a global information center in the Indian capital New Delhi; a global security center in London; regional security centers in Dubai, Paris, Singapore, Philadelphia and London; global response centers in Phoenix and Singapore; and the MedLink global response center where doctors manage 18,000 in-flight medical cases each year. Once again, MedAire (Booth No. 3957) is offering NBAA visitors free cholesterol tests here at the show. Doctors will be on hand to assess the risk of individuals having a cardiac event in the next 10 years based on their cholesterol results and other risk factors. Separately, MedAire has donated an automated external defibrillator to Corporate Angel Network. The Philips FR2 unit will be based at Corporate Angel Network’s headquarters at Westchester County Airport. The not-for-profit organization has arranged more than 35,000 flights to treatment for cancer patients in the empty seats of corporate aircraft since it was founded in 1981 and flies more than 250 cancer patients to and from treatment sessions each month.