Responding to the needs and pressures of commercial airlines, MedAire, an International SOS company, strengthened its medical kit refurbishment capabilities and distribution into, and throughout, Europe and Asia. The addition of LE West, based in the United Kingdom; SMI (Service Médical International), based in France; and Nutracare Pharma in Singapore to the International SOS group of companies strengthened MedAire’s operational capabilities in Europe and Asia Pacific. “Our partner airlines are very focused on improving operational efficiencies, and MedAire’s strengthened medical kit capabilities in Europe and Asia support these goals, delivering best-of-breed medical solutions with cost efficiencies,” said Grant Jeffery, CEO of MedAire.
“Even airlines that have an existing in-house kit operation can benefit from our low cost pharmaceutical products, stock availability and service levels.”
Since August 2011, MedAire has refurbished more than 160,000 region-specific medical kits for European-based airlines in addition to the medical kits supplied to their client base in the United States. MedAire’s customizable medical kits are designed to comply with regional regulations and built to address the unique needs of an airline. Backed by two decades of in-flight medical event data harnessed from MedAire’s MedLink service and an expert panel of aviation medical, regulatory, and operational experts, MedAire uses fact-based data to provide airlines with the optimum medical kits for their aircraft. MedAire supplies airlines with pre-packaged and custom Emergency Medical Kits, First Aid Kits, Universal Precaution Kits, AEDs, and other medical equipment used onboard aircraft.
MedAire is a frequent publisher and presenter on issues related to passenger and crew aviation health and consults with country governments on issues related to in-flight medical assistance. MedAire’s proprietary database of in-flight medical events is the only database of its kind, representing real in-flight events from multiple airlines. MedAire is an IATA Strategic Partner and a Corporate Member of AsMA (Aerospace Medical Association).