SaxonAir Charter Ltd, one of the leading UK based private air charter companies has invested in enhanced training for their crew on in-flight health and safety. The training ensures all staff on board are able to better deal with any illness or injuries that may arise mid-flight, in addition to their standard crew training.
The course was held by MedAire, a health and safety company for crew of airlines in business aviation and yachts, and the crew qualified after a period of intense training at Inflite Jet Centre, Stansted Airport. The course taught crew members the skills to successfully and confidently respond to medical events before, during and after a flight, integrating first responder training with the medical kits that are available on board an aircraft and is taught by instructors from medical, triage & aviation backgrounds.
Phil Stead, Head of SaxonAir Crew Training says ‘I believe it is accepted by the pilots and cabin staff that following attendance of the MedAire course, they are now better prepared to meet today’s increased demand for passenger safety and welfare in addition to SaxonAir’s ongoing commitment to enhancing training requirements to facilitate a safer and more acceptable environment for our clients.’
In addition to the course, SaxonAir made it their highest priority to purchase defibrillators for their longer range aircraft ensuring maximum safety to all passengers and crew. This is not a standard requirement in the industry so the company is proud to be one of few to have invested in this equipment. Pilots and flight attendants of SaxonAirs midsize & heavy jet fleet are now proficient in dealing with illness and injury in many areas including; CPR techniques and AED use, hypoxia signs and response, altitude physiology & trauma management.