NetJets is installing the Tempus IC system–a lightweight device that connects cabin crew to ground medical facilities through the aircraft’s satellite telephone system–aboard its midsize and large-cabin fleet of business aircraft. According to a NetJets spokesperson, some of the company’s current in-service fleet of Bombardier Global 5000s and 6000s already have the Tempus equipment installed and an additional number of the fractional ownership provider’s Globals, as well as its Challenger 350s and 605s, are being fitted with the system.
Tempus Jets has purchased Global Trip Support, which will now be called Tempus Global Trip Support. The acquired company, which had been based in Las Vegas, will move to Pagosa Springs, Colo., where it will continue to offer flight-planning services for individuals, corporations and governments. According to Tempus, which is exhibiting here at Booth No.
London-based RDT, a telemedicine products specialist, has introduced its new Tempus IC, a small, lightweight remote medical “assistant” that RDT claims will transmit information doctors need to identify up to 90 percent of conditions remotely.
Last year, RDT (Booth No. 1273) introduced the new Tempus IC (integrated communications) version of its in-flight medical emergency response system, presented as a breakthrough in telemedicine. The new model is significantly lighter and more compact than its predecessor, the Tempus 2000, and also offers new functions such as the streaming of live video.
RDT (Stand No. 542) has introduced the new Tempus IC version of its in-flight medical emergency response system. The new model is significantly lighter and more compact than the original Tempus 2000 system and offers new communications tools that allow for new functions such as streaming live video of patients to doctors on the ground.
For medical emergencies in which only the help of a doctor will do, RDT (Booth No. 325) has introduced the Tempus IC (integrated communications) version of its in-flight response system. The new model is significantly lighter and more compact than the original Tempus 2000 system, and offers communications tools that allow additional functions such as streaming live video of patients to doctors on the ground.
A new inflight medical diagnostic system is being launched here at the NBAA show, claiming to be cheaper and easier to use than existing equipment. EMS-Link (Booth No. 2079) is priced at $9,980 per aircraft annually and, according to company CEO Paul Egan, requires absolutely no training for cabin crew.
The acquisition costs of the three diagnostic systems assessed above vary markedly, but what is the annual cost of ownership to operators? To calculate this, AIN assumed a three-year amortization of the purchase price for the VitalLink and Tempus systems (EMS-Link is leased).
Jet Aviation has joined a growing number of Part 121 air carriers and Part 135 charter carriers offering more than just automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) as lifesaving equipment aboard their aircraft by signing a contract with Remote Diagnostic Technologies (RDT) to offer the Tempus 2000 aboard the aircraft it manages.
Your boss is worth $100 million and he flies in a $30 million jet, but right now if he has a heart attack in flight he could be worse-protected than a spotty-faced backpacker flying airline on a $500 ticket. If the boss suddenly complains of chest pains halfway across the Atlantic, what are you and your flight attendant going to do about it?
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