The liberalisation of air travel has increased global air traffic exponentially. The increase in the number of the travelling public has also increased the possibility of medical emergencies occurring during flight. For critical medical emergencies, such as a heart attack, rapid intervention with a defibrillator can mean the difference between life and death.
GVH Aerospace was presented with the challenge of installing an Automated External Defibrillation (AED) unit on a European carrier’s Airbus A319, A320 and A321 fleet. This required the installation of a modified Atlas box in the forward galley of the aircraft, and certification of the FRx cabin defibrillator unit for the aircraft. GVH Aerospace also manufactured and provided the stowage boxes with shelf and restraint provisions, enabling fleet-wide implementation of the AED modification.
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