Since 1985, MedAire has assisted passengers and crew around the world, whether in the air, on land, or at sea.

Core to that assistance is the MedAire team of instructors, doctors, registered nurses, service coordinators and security specialists.  

White Papers:

The Importance of Airspace Threat Information Sharing, by Andrew Nicholson, Global Security Director, MedAire
Onboard Medical Events in Commercial Air Transportation,
 by Paulo Alves, MD, MSc, MedAire Vice President, Aviation and Maritime Health

The Challenges of Medical Events In-Flight, by Paulo Alves, MD, MSc, MedAire Vice President, Aviation and Maritime Health, and Heidi MacFarlane, MEd, MedAire Vice President of Strategic Development


MedAire Published Articles

Sample In-Flight Scenario 

Resources & Information 

U.S. Regulatory Guidelines:

Aviation Medical Assistance Act of 1998. Includes a mandate to require AEDs, enhanced equipment and training for crew, and language on liability protection for individuals who attempt to assist during an in-flight medical emergency.

First Aid Kits and Emergency Medical KitsIncludes language on the number, contents and storage of on-board medical kits and supplies, including automated external defibrillators.

Emergency Medical Equipment and TrainingIncludes language on crewmember training on in-flight medical events and emergency medical equipment.

Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in Air Travel. Includes language on  access to services and information; seating; boarding; deplaning; connecting flights; stowage of mobility aids; air carrier training; administration and complaints and enforcement procedures as they relate to persons with disabilities.