Monthly Archives: January 2017

U.K. Ambulance Emergency and Medical Evacuation Flight

Heathrow Air Ambulance Service

Heathrow Air Ambulance Service provides a fleet of fixed-wing dedicated air ambulance aircraft that are fully equipped with state-of-the-art medical equipment and experienced medical staff. While cost is a factor when you are considering the services of an air ambulance, in the long run, it can save you money by lowering your insurance premiums and will also help you avoid costly lawsuits and insurance claims. And, it is hard to put a price on the lives saved. We also provide ground ambulances and non-emergency air ambulance services on a paid basis in the U.K.

All our Ambulances are equipped with the latest advanced life support devices having ProPac Encores, ECG Monitor, Pulse Oximeter, Syringe Pump, Defibrillator, Fully equipped Vickers Incubator and in built ventilator, Adult and Child Transport Ventilator (Oxylog 3000), Advanced Airway Management, Comprehensive range of I.V. Fluids, Emergency and CPR Drugs, Obstetric Pack, Burns Kit, The latest spinal immobilization and movement equipment, etc.

The quality of an air ambulance is very important when you are deciding which company to choose. You should always ask what type of aircraft they use to transport patients; this is critical because you need to know if the air ambulance can fly in any type of weather and also if the cabin of the aircraft is pressurized or not.

Due to the lack of government prerequisites on public air ambulances, the qualifications of both the medical team and the pilots can sometimes be questionable. You should ensure that the pilot who will be flying your air ambulance is certified to fly that type of aircraft. You should make sure that the air ambulance company you decide to hire is adequately staffed and includes a flight nurse, paramedics, therapists, and a fully trained doctor.

Heathrow Air Ambulance Service offers medical transport services that are caring, compassionate and cost-effective. We have successfully numerous patient transports since 1978, with a 100% safety record. Our medical transport options are based on the patient’s condition, the urgency of travel, and financial considerations. Whether domestic or international travel is required, our team of well- trained professionals follows strict medical transport procedures and protocol, with the patient’s well-being as our primary consideration. We coordinate from bedside to bedside to make your family or patient have the best trip possible. Our staff has over 20 years experience. We have gained the trust of medical centers worldwide and our support is available 24 hours a day. For more details about air ambulance in the U.K., please log in to our contact page  or contact by phone at +91-9579034641.

 

FAA Issues General Aviation Medical Rule

FAA

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today issued a final rule (PDF) that allows general aviation pilots to fly without holding an FAA medical certificate as long as they meet certain requirements outlined in Congressional legislation.

“The United States has the world’s most robust general aviation community, and we’re committed to continuing to make it safer and more efficient to become a private pilot,” said FAA Administrator Michael Huerta. “The BasicMed rule will keep our pilots safe but will simplify our regulations and keep general aviation flying affordable.”

Until now, the FAA has required private, recreational, and student pilots, as well as flight instructors, to meet the requirements of and hold a third class medical certificate. They are required to complete an online application and undergo a physical examination with an FAA-designated Aviation Medical Examiner. A medical certificate is valid for five years for pilots under age 40 and two years for pilots age 40 and over.

Beginning on May 1, pilots may take advantage of the regulatory relief in the BasicMed rule or opt to continue to use their FAA medical certificate. Under BasicMed, a pilot will be required to complete a medical education course, undergo a medical examination every four years, and comply with aircraft and operating restrictions.  For example, pilots using BasicMed cannot operate an aircraft with more than six people onboard and the aircraft must not weigh more than 6,000 pounds. A pilot flying under the BasicMed rule must:

  • possess a valid driver’s license;
  • have held a medical certificate at any time after July 15, 2006;
  • have not had the most recently held medical certificate revoked, suspended, or withdrawn;
  • have not had the most recent application for airman medical certification completed and denied;
  • have taken a medical education course within the past 24 calendar months;
  • have completed a comprehensive medical examination with a physician within the past 48 months;
  • be under the care of a physician for certain medical conditions;
  • have been found eligible for special issuance of a medical certificate for certain specified mental health, neurological, or cardiovascular conditions, when applicable;
  • consent to a National Driver Register check;
  • fly only certain small aircraft, at a limited altitude and speed, and only within the United States; and
  • not fly for compensation or hire.

The July 15, 2016 FAA Extension, Safety, and Security Act of 2016 directed the FAA to issue or revise regulations by January 10, 2017, to ensure that an individual may operate as pilot in command of a certain aircraft without having to undergo the medical certification process under Part 67 of the Federal Aviation Regulations, if the pilot and aircraft meet certain prescribed conditions outlined in the Act.

The FAA and the general aviation community have a strong track record of collaboration. The agency is working with nonprofit organizations and the not-for-profit general aviation stakeholder groups to develop online medical courses that meet the requirements of the Act.

News source: www.atn.aero.