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MEBA: MedAire medics for Phoenix pax
Passengers and crew on VIP/corporate-configured Bombardier CRJs supplied by Project Phoenix will soon enjoy the reassurance offered by the emergency inflight medical service from MedAire of the USA.
The two companies will sign an agreement at the Middle East Business Aviation Show in Dubai tomorrow under which Canada’s Project Phoenix will offer CRJ owners a free MedAire medical package, including a one-year subscription to the 24x7 MedLink Global Response Centre service.
In the event of an in-flight medical emergency crew members will be able to contact MedLink doctors via satellite phone or radio. They will also receive first-responder medical training and will have access to a MedAire-developed aircraft first-aid kit and a heart defibrillator. The equipment will be installed during CRJ interior fit-out by Project Phoenix partner Flying Colours of Peterborough in Ontario.
CRJ owners and crew are also being offered the opportunity to buy other offerings from MedAire, including its Emergency Medical Kit and Pediatric Kit.
The first Phoenix CRJ to feature the MedAire package will be delivered in January to Macau-based business charter operator Jet Asia.
Project Phoenix announced its programme at last year’s Dubai Show to overcome the long delivery times currently common among business jet manufacturers. Led by several former senior Bombardier executives, Phoenix offers what it calls a viable and cost-effective alternative to new business aircraft in the 2,200-3,000nm-range category.
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