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How to spot an Air Ambulance Broker

October 7, 2014

Choosing the services of an air ambulance provider especially during a stressful time can be a very difficult task. Thankfully, the advent of powerful search engines on the Internet has made this task much easier to ensure you are getting an air ambulance provider. easy right? Wrong!

Your search may lead you to an air ambulance broker who portrays themselves as an actual air ambulance operator with websites showing images of aircraft and making promises of providing their “own” aircraft, medical staff and flight crew, when in reality they simply broker these requests while charging hidden outrageous additional fees.

Knowledge is power and knowing the following key points will help spot whether you have contacted a broker or an actual air ambulance operator.

  1. If a website has images of aircraft on it, check if the aircraft tail numbers correspond to the model of aircraft and in turn the company purporting to operate or fly that aircraft. This information can be found on http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Inquiry.aspx.

Be cautious of aircraft on websites with no tail numbers. Photoshop is a powerful tool.

Look for logos that looks over imposed to the actual image.

  1. Ask for a copy of the air ambulance provider’s Aircraft Operator Certificate or equivalent.

This AOC lists the aircraft the company is authorized to operate. If the picture on the website does not match the AOC then it is not their aircraft.

  1. Caution should be urged where the wording on an air ambulance company’s website is ambiguous-“we have access to Lear jet 35 aircraft” is far removed from “we own and operate Lear jet 35 aircraft.” “we arrange for air ambulance flights” is far from we provide air medical transport on our owned and operated aircraft.
  2. Search engines  can be misleading. Typing in “air ambulance” into an Internet search engine can show results of companies that are experts at engineering websites to achieve high rankings. Not necessarily  at providing air ambulance and medical transportation. If you have any doubt about who exactly is behind the company’s website you are looking at, it may be revealing to check the domain name registration service to see who owns the site.
  3. The company should have a physical mailing address rather than just an anonymous P.O. Box and have local/geographic phone numbers, not just a toll-free number.
  4. Is there a copy of the Air Operator Certificate available on the company’s website? If not, ask for a copy to be sent to you. No company can operate aircraft without this certificate, typically known in the industry as a Part 135 Certificate in the United States or AOC elsewhere.
  5. Be Careful when you call a certain number and they answer with a Generic name. Example: ¨Air Ambulance how can I help?¨
  6. If the person you speak over the phone seems to be doubting  and cannot provide you with immediate information like exact aircraft model, Registration and an immediate quote, its very likely you are talking to a broker.
  7. Look for companies that are Accredited by either CAMTS,EURAMI, or NAAMTA. this organizations have already done their due diligence to give them accreditation.

Brokers may offer a valuable service for those who have never booked an air ambulance service, but be aware of the potential for being misled by those who’s focus is on making a high profit, not patient care.

 

Doing your due diligence will enhance your chances of success in choosing an air ambulance provider who owns and operates their own aircraft. This will save you tons of money and headaches.

 

 

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Jet Rescue Air Ambulance Ads Learjet 55 to its fleet

April 2, 2014

Air Ambulance service leader in Latin America, Mexico and the Caribbean, Jet Rescue, is setting a new standard in patient safety, comfort and care with the introduction of a Learjet 55 dedicated to air ambulance service.

As Jet Rescue´s latest innovation, the Learjet 55 offers patients a spacious cabin accommodating the medical team, up to two patients and two family members. This air ambulance service jet is equipped with the latest critical care equipment such as the new Propaq MD and the Drager Oxilog 3000 ventilator.

“Having a stand-up cabin and enclosed lavatory is important for our clients and crew when flying long distances,” says Carlos Salinas, President and CEO of Jet Rescue Air Ambulance. “With a focus on patient care and safety, we continually look for opportunities to improve the air ambulance industry especially in places medical care is not as developed; such as Mexico and South America.

The Learjet 55 further elevates the level of service Jet Rescue offers its patients and clients.

“Last year we started the task of finding the right airplane to support our 2014 aggressive business plan. “ Our decision to move to the Learjet 55 was motivated by several factors,” says Salinas. “Ultimately, we selected the aircraft because of the advantages it provides our patients. “

The high-altitude capabilities and extended range allow for smoother flights with fewer stops, which is vital to the critically ill and injured patients who are transported.

“The Learjet 55 will be the air ambulance aircraft in our fleet’s future,” says Salinas.

The Learjet 55 has the latest flight management system technology as well as additional passenger comforts such as an on-board lavatory, additional luggage space and seating for a family member. The aircraft is also equipped with dual stretcher capabilities.

Jet Rescue Air Ambulance is the first air ambulance company in Latin America to own and operate a Learjet 55 for dedicated air ambulance service. This air ambulance is based at Mexico City Airport (MMTO) currently undergoing avionics upgrade to have worldwide capabilities, new paint and new interior.We expect to have it operational in a couple of months .Image

Jet Rescue supports World Aids Day!

November 22, 2012

World Aids DayAt Jet Rescue we would like to ask your attention for the upcoming “World AIDS Day”, observed on the 1st of December.  Every year the 1st of December is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. It has become one of the most recognized international health days and a key opportunity to raise awareness, commemorate those who have passed on, and celebrate victories such as increased access to treatment and prevention services. Public support and programming is encouraged to prevent the spread of HIV infection; awareness and education about HIV/AIDS is provided and compassion is demonstrated for those infected or affected by HIV.

Government and health officials observe the day, often with speeches or forums on the AIDS topics and since 1995, the President of the United States has made an official proclamation on World AIDS Day. Governments of other nations have followed suit and issued similar announcements.

AIDS has killed more than 25 million people between 1981 and 2007, and approximately 33 million people are infected by HIV.

Declining new HIV infections in children
The area where most progress is being made is in the reduction of new HIV infections in children. Half of the global reductions in new HIV infections in the last two years have been among newborn children.

Fewer AIDS-related deaths 
Antiretroviral therapy has emerged as a powerful force for saving lives. In the last 24 months the number of people accessing treatment has increased by 63% globally.

More investments 
Countries are increasing investments in the AIDS response despite a difficult economic climate. The global gap in resources needed annually by 2015 is now at 30%. In 2011, US$ 16.8 billion was available and the need for 2015 is between US$ 22-24 billion.

Statistically the results are improving but we still are far from being there yet. Please do support this cause and make your colleagues, friends and family aware of this important day. Thank you!

Jet Rescue Air Ambulance introduces the first Learjet 45XR dedicated as Air Ambulance in Mexico And Latin America

October 2, 2012

Jet Rescue Air Ambulance becomes one of the first companies in North America to dedicate the mid-size business jet Lear 45XR to air ambulance service, setting new comfort and safety in the Air Ambulance Industry.

San Diego,California (PRWEB) October 02, 2012 – Air Ambulance leader in Latin America, Mexico and the Caribbean Jet Rescue Air Ambulance is setting a new standard in patient safety, comfort and care with the introduction of a Learjet 45XR for dedicated air ambulance service.

As Jet Rescue´s latest innovation, the Learjet 45XR offers patients a spacious cabin, that can accommodate up to 2 patients 2 family members and medical team.This Air Ambulance jet is equipped with the latest critical care equipment such as the new Propaq MD, and the Drager Oxilog 3000 ventilator.

“We are introducing the next generation of Air Ambulances in Latin America,” says Carlos Salinas, President and CEO of Jet Rescue Air Ambulance. “With a focus on patient care and safety, we continually look for opportunities to improve the air ambulance industry specially where medical care is not as developed like in Mexico and South America .

The Learjet 45XR further elevates the level of service we can provide to our patients and clients.

Last year we started the task of finding the best over-all medevac aircraft to replace the Learjet 35 .

“Our decision to move to the Learjet 45XR was motivated by several factors,” says Salinas. “Ultimately, we selected the aircraft because of the advantages it provides our patients.

The high-altitude capabilities and extended range allow for smoother flights with fewer stops, which is vital for the critically ill and injured patients we transport.

¨ The Learjet 45XR will be the air ambulance aircraft in our fleet’s future”.

The Learjet 45XR has the latest flight management system technology as well as offers additional passenger comforts such as an on-board lavatory, additional luggage space and seating for a family member aboard. The aircraft is equipped with dual stretcher capabilities.

Jet Rescue Air Ambulance is one of the first Air Ambulance companies in North America to utilize a Learjet 45XR for dedicated air ambulance service. This air ambulance is based at Mexico City Airport (MMTO) currently performing air medical transport missions both domestically and internationally and has worldwide capability.

About Jet Rescue Worldwide Air Ambulance

Jet Rescue Air Ambulance, founded in 2007, is based in San Diego,California, and has 2 satellite bases in Mexico to reduce response time to common tourist destinations like: Cabo,Cancun,Puerto Vallarta,Mazatlan,Huatulco,Acapulco and More.

The company coordinates domestic and international air medical transportation services, commercial medical escorts, ground ambulance services and provides direct billing to insurance companies.

Our commitment to quality assures that every single detail is handled carefully and all resources are available to perform flawlessly.Our compassionate team of experts in the air ambulance industry are ready ,willing and able to serve you 24/7.

To learn more about Jet Rescue Air Ambulance,visit us at http://www.jet-rescue.com or http://www.jetrescue.com.mx

Media Inquires

Arjan Los

Corporate Communications

480-522-1080 | Carlos Salinas

Contact info – Jet Rescue Air Ambulance

July 1, 2010

Jet Rescue Worldwide Air Ambulance Services

Mr. Arjan Los, Vice President of Business Development

877-704-8396 US and Canada

International Dialing:

Worldwide Collect:  +1-480-522-1080

operations@jet-rescue.com

7633 E. Acoma Dr.Suite 102

Scottsdale, Arizona 85260

United States of America

Http://www.jet-rescue.com

Senior citizens abroad and air ambulance transports!

May 26, 2010

Acapulco, Mexico – Travelling abroad is a great way to spend the best years of your life. Every year thousands of senior retired citizens travel south to escape the cold winter weather in the USA and Canada. Statistics sadly enough show that senior citizens are more likely to get sick or injured while travelling.

Let´s take a look at common causes for (elderly) people needing our air ambulance service.

Respiratory Failure

Respiratory failure is a syndrome in which the respiratory system fails in one or both of its gas exchange functions. Examples of respiratory failure are cardiogenic or noncardiogenic pulmonary edema, pneumonia, and pulmonary hemorrhage.

It frequently occurs that we transport a patient diagnosed with pneumonia. Pneumonia is an inflammatory condition of the lung. It is considered a common illness which can occur in all age groups. It is however a leading cause of death amongst the elderly and people who are chronically and terminally ill.

Heart Problems

Heart problems such as heart failure are a common reason for an air ambulance transport. Heart failure is generally defined as inability of the heart to supply sufficient blood flow to meet the body’s needs. It has various diagnostic criteria, and the term heart failure is often incorrectly used to describe other cardiac-related illnesses, such as heart attack or cardiac arrest.

People that have suffered a heart attack while on vacation need medical evacuation. Most heart attacks happen when a clot in the coronary artery blocks the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart. Often this leads to an irregular heartbeat that causes a severe decrease in the pumping function of the heart. A blockage that is not treated within a few hours causes the affected heart muscle to die.

Head Injury

A head injury is any trauma that leads to injury of the scalp, skull, or brain. The injuries can range from a minor bump on the skull to serious brain injury. Below you can find information about brain hemorrhage, a trauma that we frequently encounter at Jet Rescue Air Ambulance.

Brain Hemorrhage is a condition caused by a sudden stroke to a person after blood leaks out from the blood vessels in the brain. This situation occurs due to the break in the wall of blood vessel, the blood spills out of the blood vessel and enters the area where vital tissues and cells of brain reside, killing those tissues and cells; this causes the patient to become seriously ill and needs immediate medication and/or treatment.

Cranial Base Fracture

A skull fracture is a break in one or more of the bones in the skull usually occurring as a result of blunt force trauma. If the force of the impact is excessive the bone may fracture at or near the site of the impact. The force of direct impact may cause damage to the underlying physical structures contained within the skull such as the membranes, blood vessels, and brain, even in the absence of a fracture.

Going on vacation is great and the chances that something will happen to you are really small. However that is not a guarantee that an accident won´t happen to you. As always we stress that you take preventative measures before you go on vacation;

–          Get a travel insurance that covers medical cost & evacuation.

–          Ask your insurance company if there is a manual with standard procedures in case of emergencies such as an accident/illness.

–          Always have our 24h emergency phone number on you.  01-800-681-1504 toll free from Mexico