In-Flight Medical Events

Medical incidents are frightening no matter where they occur, but in the remote in-flight environment, they can appear even more daunting.

MedAire partners with airlines to ensure they have immediate access to emergency care doctors whenever the need arises to supplement crewmembers' medical training.  The comprehensive, integrated crewmember medical training solutions from MedAire incorporate the latest technology, medical trends and industry regulations.  

In addition, MedAire equips aircraft with life-saving medical kits and defibrillators that meet and/or exceed government regulations.

Through continual analysis and review of decades of MedLink In-flight cases, MedAire assists carriers in benchmarking the effectiveness of its health and safety program against other airlines in the industry – helping prevent emergencies from occurring.  


Likewise, MedAire’s medical and operations team often assist policymakers in improving aviation safety.  

Below are just some of the organizations that MedAire collaborates with to further the role of telemedicine, education and equipment in aviation:

  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • Flight Safety Foundation
  • International Air Transport Association
  • Joint Aviation Authorities
  • Civil Aviation Authorities
  • Airline Medical Directors Association
  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control
  • World Health Organization
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