Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) has signed a partnership agreement with Philips, a leader in health technology, to equip its aircraft with on-board monitoring and medical equipment. This agreement will give ACJ access to a range of in-air medical care, supported by the latest technology.
One technology is the Philips Tempus IC2 patient monitor, which enables flight crews to monitor travellers’ vital signs and transmit data to ground-based medical support. Once connected, those support teams can view medical data in real-time, allowing for key decisions to be made both on the ground and in the air, which can help to avoid unnecessary flight diversions.
“When it comes to in-flight emergency preparedness and safeguarding the care of air travellers, remote access to data and ground-based medical support is becoming increasingly important” said Ryan Landon, general manager for emergency care at Philips. “With connected monitoring like the Philips Tempus IC2 patient monitor and HeartStart FRx, flight and ground crews alike can access the right tools and information to make confident decisions in the air and provide better, more holistic care.”
Three packages are available to current ACJ customers, with different levels of support depending on their needs, while clients purchasing new aircraft will automatically receive the full comprehensive package for a three-year period. Each package will feature elements to support an inflight incident, including comprehensive 24/7 medical support, covering pre-flight, in-flight and crewcare, which is provided by Flightcare Global.
The package will also support ACJ customers’ operational risk management by providing access to Osprey Flight Solutions’ aviation alerting system, delivering proactive and preemptive rapid analysis and data.