System Will Give Access To Worldwide Medical Service
At EBACE2006 in Geneva
Wednesday, AirCell, Inc. and MedAire, Inc. announced the new
MedLink Powered by AirCell, a new program that gives business
aircraft operators access to in-flight, on-demand medical
assistance worldwide. The MedLink Powered by AirCell program is
available exclusively to AirCell satcom customers.
Using speed dialing from their AirCell satcom system, passengers
and flightcrews can talk directly to emergency room physicians at
MedAire’s 24/7 MedLink Global Response Center. With special
training in remote airborne diagnosis and treatment, the physicians
provide real-time medical advice to help people manage medical
concerns occurring aboard their aircraft.
MedLink Powered by AirCell was designed by the two companies for
the needs of the worldwide business aviation community. AirCell
stated it is the first telecommunications company in the world to
make such a service available as a part of a total communications
"This unique opportunity gives MedAire access to the light jet
market which we have not traditionally pursued," said Jeffrey
Gregorec, MedAire Vice President of Sales & Marketing. "Many
times, light jets, which make up the largest segment of the
business aviation market, don’t have the communications
capability onboard to make contact with MedLink. But with AirCell
already onboard thousands of those aircraft -- that all
MedAire handles over 75 inflight incidents every single day.
"Being a one-stop-shop for airborne telecommunications
equipment, airtime, and value-added services has been a very
important part of AirCell’s success," said Bill Peltola,
AirCell Vice President, Sales & Marketing. "MedLink Powered by
AirCell offers our customers affordable access to a potentially
life-saving service, and we’re pleased to add it to our suite
MedLink Powered by
AirCell will be available beginning in Q3, 2006.
Established in 1985, Phoenix, AZ-based MedAire provides
real-time, emergency medical and security assistance services for
companies with employees, customers or guests in remote
environments. Clients include commercial airlines, corporate flight
departments, maritime operators and government agencies.
AirCell designs, manufactures, markets and supports a full line
of airborne telecommunication systems for the Business Aviation,
General Aviation, Government and Air Transport markets. The
company’s latest generation of products provides voice and
data services for passengers and flight crews using the global
Iridium Satellite System.