MedAire Scales Big-Jet Service To Fit VLJs

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Q, an air-taxi service owned by North American Jet Charter of Illinois, will be the first operator to offer MedAire service aboard a fleet of Eclipse 500 very light jets, the companies announced on Wednesday. Each of the Q Eclipse jets will carry a MedAire first-aid kit specially designed to fit the VLJ's three-passenger, two-pilot design. Also included is a Heartsine Samaritan Pad automated external defibrillator, and pilots will be trained in CPR and use of the defibrillator. "We expect other air taxi operators around the country will follow our lead in this safety arena," said Kenneth Ross, president of North American Jet Charter Group. Pilots also have 24-hour access to emergency physicians, trained nurses and communication specialists working at MedAire's MedLink Global Response Center in Tempe, Ariz.