- Joe Breitfeller
Airbus Corporate Jets Partners With Philips for New Onboard Holistic Healthcare Solutions
Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) and Philips, a global leader in health technology, have signed a partnership agreement to equip ACJ aircraft with industry-leading onboard health monitoring and medical equipment.
On Wednesday (June 23, 2021), Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) announced the signing of an agreement with global health technology provider, Philips, to provide industry-leading onboard health monitoring and medical equipment for ACJ aircraft. The new agreement is part of ACJ’s continuous customer care approach and excellent onboard connectivity, and will enable instant access to unique and comprehensive inflight medical care supported by the latest technology. The Philips Tempus IC2 patient monitor can be operated onboard, enabling flight crews to monitor the vital signs of travelers and transmit the data to ground-based medical support teams. Once connected, the support teams can view the medical data in real-time, allowing key decisions to be made on the ground and in the air to avoid unnecessary medical diversions.
In Wednesday’s announcement, Airbus Corporate Jets President, Benoit Defforge, said,
“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.
Also commenting on the new partnership, Philips General Manager for Emergency Care, Ryan Landon, said, “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. 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.”
Current ACJ customers can select from one of three packages providing different levels of support depending on needs, while clients purchasing new ACJ aircraft will automatically receive the full comprehensive package for three years. Each package features elements to support inflight incidents, including comprehensive 24/7 medical support provided by Flightcare Global which covers preflight, inflight and crewcare. The package also supports ACJ customers’ operational risk management by providing access to Osprey Flight Solutions’ aviation alerting system, delivering proactive and preemptive rapid analysis and data.
Airbus supports over 500 airline and corporate jet customers worldwide and offers one of the largest support networks, including tailored services for business jet clients. The unique collaboration between ACJ and Philips reflects a significant evolution in the corporate aviation industry, highlighting the importance of providing flexible and adaptable levels of services and support to clients. Currently, there are over 200 Airbus Corporate Jets in service on every continent, including Antarctica.