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MedAire and Air Charter Scotland Announce Partnership

Apr 07, 2016
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MedAire and Air Charter Scotland Announce Partnership

Enhanced Safety and Travel Risk Management Solutions

FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom (6 April,2016)– Air Charter Scotland is pleased to announce its partnership with MedAire, an International SOS company and the leading supplier of aviation travel risk management services. MedAire will provide Air Charter Scotland with travel risk management solutions for its crew and passengers – in-flight and on-the-ground– on a truly global basis.


“MedAire provides unparalleled mission support for any operation. The world has become an ever more uncertain place, and the nature of our business, coupled with the addition of two Legacy 650s to our Worldwide AOC requires that we perform flights to destinations all over the world, often with very short notice to remote locations,” said Derek Thomson, Ground Operations Director of Air Charter Scotland. “In order for us to continue offering our consistent level of service and strong sense of duty-of-care, it is imperative that we have the right resource at our disposal to make appropriate decisions on safety and risk management so that we may protect our passengers, crew and aircraft.”


MedAire will provide Air Charter Scotland with in-flight and on-the-ground medical support and advice, as well as the most up-to-date aviation security assistance solution supported by a 24/7 aviation security team with a global network of regional experts. MedAire’s aviation expertise will allow Air Charter Scotland to monitor and mitigate the potential risks for any flight, and will include access to travel risk management tools such as MedAire’s Trip Ready App and online portal.  


“Air Charter Scotland passengers and crew will receive peace of mind that health, security and logistics expertise is available 24/7 and that they may call as often as they wish, wherever they travel,” commented Steven Bates, MD Europe, MedAire. “We look forward to providing outstanding service to the Air Charter Scotland operation and to our long and successful partnership.”

Learn more about MedAire’s leading aviation-specific travel risk mitigation solutions at

About MedAire

Since 1985, thousands of passengers and crewmembers have relied on MedAire’s travel risk solutions.  Credited with establishing the world’s first global emergency response center for aviation, MedAire is the standard solution on all new aircraft from Gulfstream, Boeing Business Jets, Textron Aviation, Bombardier, and others.

Crewmembers, owners and passengers rely on MedAire’s comprehensive program of assistance, specialty medical kits and equipment, and crew medical training to mitigate their travel risk. MedAire is an IS-BAO International Standard Support Services Affiliate and a critical medical and security component of a flight operation Safety Management System (SMS).

An International SOS company, MedAire is the world's largest integrated aviation and maritime provider of medical, travel and safety services. For more information, visit

About Air Charter Scotland

Air Charter Scotland began operations in 2003 with a fleet of six twin-propeller aircraft, performing mail flights and traffic reports for a local radio station. Within a few months, we acquired a King Air which proved a hugely popular charter aircraft and kept us very busy for the following 12 months. Over the next few years we were introduced to the Citation Jet and moved our base of operations to London Luton airport. Business really took off at this point. Our team expanded as well as our fleet, with the introduction of the Citation CJ1, CJ2 & CJ3, followed by the Citation Excel in 2009 and the Embraer Legacy aircraft in 2010. We work with a lot of good people and strive to build a strong relationship with our customers, looking to offer the highest standards in passenger safety and comfort.