Royal Jet, the international luxury flight services company chaired by His Excellency Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan was the first company in the Middle East to provide medical evacuation services and continues to be the leading operator with over a 1000 successful missions to date.
“Air transportation of patients is a complex process,” said Dr. Ibrahim Soto, Medevac services director for Royal Jet. “More than just providing an aircraft for a patient’s travel needs, medical evacuation missions require precision coordination starting with pre-flight assessment of the patient followed by necessary equipment coordination, ground transportation and in-flight medical care.
“In addition, attending medical personnel, particularly while in flight, must have Aeromedicine training, which is a specialty on its own. This is absolutely necessary as each and every medical mission varies in accordance with a patient’s condition,” he said.
With increased incidents of diseases in the region, the demand for medical evacuation has risen, and Medevac’s presence at the three-day congress will provide an important platform and the opportunity to meet with private individuals, hospitals and embassies to discuss the latest trends in air medical evacuation.
Dr. Soto, who has extensive education, training and experience in the field, is ably supported by a coordinator who is also a qualified nurse, and a dedicated sales manager. More importantly, Royal Jet has a group of specialist doctors, paramedics and nurses available - all with Aeromedicine training.
Shane O’Hare, President and CEO of Royal Jet said: “While medical evacuation is a very complicated business, the entire mission has to be planned meticulously. Royal Jet possess both the medical expertise and aircraft that are equipped with the most sophisticated medical equipment available in the market today. We make sure that every mission has been carefully planned and customised and that all the necessary equipment is on board.”
Currently, Royal Jet’s Medevac operation uses a Learjet 60, a G300 or a Boeing Business Jet or BBJ.
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