Farnborough – Leading global business aviation company VistaJet has extended its partnership with MedAire, an International SOS company, to streamline and strengthen travel safety protocols and offer enhanced benefits to its passengers.
In addition to offering medical assistance to passengers and crew, VistaJet’s new MedAire travel safety solution includes access to aviation travel security briefs. It also provides information and advice to mitigate risks at destination and access to the MedAire global network of security experts, local providers and logistics personnel.
“We arrange flights to over 182 countries,” said Nick van der Meer, Accountable Manager, VistaJet International. “MedAire provides the information we need to assess and mitigate travel and safety risks for all flights. Medaire also supports our crews with valuable traveller tools and alert notifications should an event occur that may affect their safety and that of the passengers while at their destination.”
MedAire provides business and general aviation clients with medical, travel and safety services in-flight and at their destination. VistaJet incorporates the information from the MedAire Portal, an online resource that provides travel safety and medical risk assessments and advice, and Trip Ready, the MedAire app for iPad, into their standard safety protocols.
“We refer to the MedAire Trip Ready app and the analysis it provides when deciding whether to accept a flight and making our go/no go decisions. It has helped us support many business requests we originally thought we would have to decline due to a lack of general information. For high and extreme risk areas, we add a call to the MedAire experts to get a trip specific briefing,” continued van der Meer. “MedAire has always provided us with great medical assistance. Now we can extend even more benefits to our crew and clients, delivering peace of mind and confidence for their upcoming trips.”
Since 1985, thousands of passengers and crewmembers have relied on MedAire’s travel risk solutions. Credited with establishing the world’s first global emergency response centre for aviation, MedAire is the standard solution on all new aircraft from Gulfstream, Boeing Business Jets, Beechcraft, Bombardier, and others.
Crewmembers, owners and passengers rely on MedAire’s comprehensive programme of assistance, specialty medical kits and equipment, and crew medical training to mitigate their travel risk. MedAire is an IS-BAO Support Services Affiliate and a critical medical and security component of an aircraft's SMS.
VistaJet owns, operates and provides access to the largest privately owned Bombardier business aircraft fleet – over 35 aircraft – the majority of which are large cabin, long-range Global and Challenger jets. Renowned for its consistency around the globe and as the only provider to offer an identical cabin design throughout the fleet, VistaJet’s global strategy of connecting its customers to every corner of the world with point-to-point coverage has made it the clear market leader with unparalleled experience flying in to, and out of, the hardest-to-reach destinations. News and information are available at www.vistajet.com.