Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) and Philips, a global leader in health technology, have signed a partnership agreement to equip ACJ aircraft with industry-leading on-board monitoring and medical equipment.
As part of its continuous customer care approach and the excellent connectivity on-board the ACJ aircraft, this new agreement will enable instant access to uniquely comprehensive in-air medical care supported by the latest technology for ACJ clientele.
Real Time Data Monitoring: Philips
Philips Tempus IC2 patient monitor, can be operated on board, enabling flight crews to monitor 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 for key decisions to be made in a timely manner both on the ground and in the air that can help to avoid unnecessary medical diversions.
“We are pleased to partner with Philips in offering our customers state of the art inflight medical care. This is an enhancement of our customer services portfolio that our ACJ customers will benefit from,” said Benoit Defforge, ACJ President.
“When it comes to in-flight 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.
Mr. Landon added that 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.
Three Packages to Choose From
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 comprehensive package for a 3-year period.
Each package will feature elements to support an in-flight incident, including comprehensive 24/7 medical support, covering pre-flight, in-flight and crew care, which is provided by Flightcare Global.
Additionally, the package will support ACJ customers’ operational risk management by providing access to Osprey Flight Solutions’ aviation alerting system, delivering proactive and pre-emptive rapid analysis and data.
The current environment has enhanced medical and risk management support solutions. This unique collaboration reflects a significant evolution in the Corporate Aviation Industry, highlighting the importance of providing flexible and adaptable levels of services and client support.
Airbus supports more than 500 airline and corporate jet customers with one of the largest support networks in the world, including tailored services for business jet needs. More than 200 Airbus corporate jets are in service on every continent, including Antarctica.
Modern Aircraft Family
Airbus Corporate Jets and Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) are working towards creating the world’s most rewarding flying experiences for customers by providing them with unique expertise, the finest service, best technology and highest standards of care in corporate aviation.
All Airbus corporate jets and helicopters come from the most modern aircraft family on the market, derived from Airbus’ successful market-leading jetliners and rotorcraft.
Royal Philips on the other hand is a leading health technology company focused on improving people’s health and well-being, and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum. From healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care.
Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions.
Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care.
Philips generated 2020 sales of EUR 17.3 billion and employs approximately 77,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries.
On another note, Airbus is bringing a hotly anticipated new connectivity product to its corporate jets market.
In partnership with Latécoère, ACJs will soon feature LiFi – a WiFi system that uses beams of light to provide connectivity. Airbus will be the first manufacturer to embrace this technology, and hopes to have it available to install by the end of this year.