October 22, 2013

Beechcraft Owners and Operators Benefit from Enhanced Travel Safety Solutions

MedAire travel risk management available on all new Beechcraft products

LAS VEGAS (Oct. 22, 2013) – Beechcraft Corporation has become the first airframe manufacturer to provide MedAire’s complete suite of medical and travel safety services on all new aircraft delivered to business and general aviation customers.

MedAire’s Travel Risk Management suite includes travel safety and security assistance in addition to the medical safety program already available to new Beechcraft owners. The enhanced services include access to aviation travel security briefs, information and advice to mitigate risk at destination and access to the MedAire global network of security experts, local providers and logistics personnel.

“For decades, customers have turned to Beechcraft products for unmatched safety and security of their passengers,” said Shawn Vick, Beechcraft’s executive vice president, Sales & Marketing. “By expanding our MedAire offering to this fully integrated solution flight crews, owners, passengers and operators now have the information needed to make informed medical safety decisions while on board the aircraft.”   

Beechcraft owners also receive access to the MedAire Portal, an online resource that provides travel safety and medical risk assessments and advice, and Trip Ready, the MedAire app for iPad. Trip Ready provides the information pilots and passengers need to assess and mitigate travel and safety risks for their itineraries, as well as valuable traveler tools like conversion calculators and the ability to search for nearby lodging and dining establishments. The MedAire app also provides a quick reference checklist to aid users with responding to in-flight medical events, as well as information on the contents of the medical kits on board their aircraft. 

“Beechcraft has always been on the forefront of providing services to ensure total passenger and owner safety,” said Grant Jeffery, CEO of MedAire. “Beechcraft owners and operators will enjoy the confidence of having the support of a comprehensive travel safety solution for all their travels – whether with or without their aircraft.”

New Beechcraft owners and operators also receive an aircraft-appropriate MedAire medical kit and vouchers to attend MedAire’s flagship course, Management of In-flight Illness and Injury, as part of the Travel Risk Management suite.

Learn more about MedAire’s travel safety and risk mitigation services at booth #N3513 during the 2013 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition Oct. 22-24 in Las Vegas. For more information and to download the free MedAire App, visit www.medaire.com/tripready.

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About Beechcraft

Beechcraft designs, builds and supports versatile and globally renowned aircraft, including the King Air turboprops, piston-engine Baron and Bonanza, and the T-6 trainer and AT-6 light attack military aircraft. Its 5,400 highly skilled employees are focused on continuously improving the company’s products and services which are sold to individuals, businesses and governments worldwide. In business since 1932, Beechcraft has built more than 54,000 aircraft and more than 36,000 continue flying today. It leads the industry with a global network of more than 90 factory-owned and authorized service centers. The company’s headquarters and major manufacturing facilities are located in Wichita, Kan. For more information, visit beechcraft.com or follow us on Twitter @Beechcraft.