Posted on December 28, 2017
Over the years air ambulance safety cultures have developed to include more technology. Today, air medical transport organizations address critical human factors by incorporating comprehensive safety management systems. In 2010, the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) developed a series of policies and practices which included programs for the air medical transport companies that involved risk management, installation of data recorders, radar ailments and integration of an operation control center.
Posted on December 22, 2017
Air medical flights are unique in nature, specifically because they are transporting patients who require critical medical attention and care. Almost a decade ago, the job of an air medical transport pilot was considered the most dangerous in the U.S. It was a time when the situation of air ambulance accidents had escalated and blown up to a public health crisis. That was the time when the air medical transportation industry was experiencing rapid growth and there were fewer companies operating in the United States.