A new University of Illinois study found that only 1.4 percent of the 27,697 medevac flights it studied from 2009 were “medically inappropriate.” All of the flights were performed by Air Evac Lifeteam, a helicopter EMS company operating in 14 states.
Embraer has signed a contract for sale of a Phenom 300 to Amil Assistência Médica. It will be the first medevac version of the Phenom 300. Delivery is expected in the fourth quarter.
Corporate Angel Network arranged corporate flights to specialized treatment for a record 3,021 cancer patients last year, a 9-percent increase over the previous high of 2,778 and 21 percent more than in 2009. “This record demonstrates the interest major corporations have in supporting cancer patients through CAN, even during challenging times when flights were being cut back,” said CAN executive director Peter Fleiss.
Comlux plans to offer access to remote medical care for passengers on all its charter and managed aircraft. The Swiss aviation services provider recently signed an agreement with MedAire to offer a standard, fleet-wide medical package, including 24/7 access to emergency care doctors, equiping aircraft with on-board medical kits, and aviation medical training for 125 pilots and flight attendants.
Aero Seating Technologies, which introduced its new 16-g “Master Class” seat with vertical lift and tilt-pan adjustment earlier this year, is pushing the design envelope again.
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.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has taken delivery of a Mentor advanced aircraft training device built by Frasca. The trainer will be used in studies of hypoxia, or oxygen deprivation, in the university’s Normobaric lab. The Mentor replicates a Cessna 172 cockpit complete with Garmin G1000 avionics and a Truvision visual system.