Under a new agreement between Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) and Philips, ACJ aircraft will be equipped with onboard monitoring and medical equipment.
The agreement will enable instant access to comprehensive in-air medical care supported by the latest technology. The Philips Tempus IC2 patient monitor can be operated on board, enabling flight crews to monitor the vital signs of travellers and transmit data to ground-based medical support. Once connected, those support teams can view the medical data in real-time, allowing key decisions to be made in a timely manner both on the ground and in the air.
“We are pleased to partner with Philips in offering our customers state-of-the-art inflight medical care,” said Benoit Defforge, ACJ president. “This is an enhancement of our customer services portfolio that our ACJ customers will benefit from.”
“When it comes to inflight 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 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.”
Current ACJ customers will have the opportunity to select from one of three packages providing different levels of support depending on their needs, while clients purchasing new aircraft will automatically receive the full 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, inflight and crew care, provided by Flightcare Global.
Additionally, the package will support customers’ operational risk management by providing access to Osprey Flight Solutions’ aviation alerting system, delivering proactive and pre-emptive rapid analysis and data.