Business aircraft operators will be able to get information about a variety of travel risks on their iPhones and iPads through a new app being launched here at the LABACE show by MedAire (Booth 3012). The MedAire Trip Ready app allows uses to search locations by ICAO airport codes to find updated information on factors such as health and safety risks, as well as an array of useful data on topics such as hotels and restaurants.
The app also features a conversion calculator for currency, temperatures and other measures, as well as tabs for personal notes and weather data (including winds, temperatures and visibility). Users can create their own dashboards with the app to highlight specific information and Notams for each destination on their itinerary.
Access to the basic app is free at www.medaire.com/tripready. However, user with MedAire Membership can get access to special features, such as notifications about specific events that might impact their itinerary or pose a threat (for example, natural disasters, outbreaks of disease and political violence). This will include specific advice as to how to mitigate or avoid these risks. The enhanced app also allows iPhone users to directly call MedAire’s MedLink global response center for additional support and guidance.
Subscribers to MedAire’s medical and trip risk support services also have access to the U.S.-based company’s Aviation Travel Security Briefs via Trip Ready service. This provides overviews of medical and security considerations for specific locations in the vicinity of particular airports and can be downloaded and emailed to other crewmembers and passengers. Trip Ready also provides a quick reference checklist to help crews deal with in-flight medical situations, as well as a summary of medical kits available on their aircraft.
In response to growing demand for its services in Latin America, MedAire established a team based in São Paulo. The company’s MedLink medical support staff includes native Portuguese and Spanish speakers. Last year, it formed a joint venture with Brazil-based first-aid kit supplier Aerosafety.
MedAire, which is part of the International SOS group, was formed in 1985 as a global emergency response center to support business aircraft operations. Its services are provided as standard items for all newly delivered aircraft built buy Gulfstream, Bombardier, Boeing Business Jets, Beechcraft and Bombardier.