Why all airports and flights should have an AED
At Cardiac Science, our goal is to make life-saving defibrillators as commonplace as fire extinguishers in public places. Currently, there is no legal AED airport requirement in the UK. But while many airlines carry a defibrillator on planes as standard, ensuring you obtain an AED with the right certifications is just as essential.
Defibrillators on aircrafts entering US airspace need to be TSO certified. So if you’re obtaining a defibrillator for an aircraft, ensuring the battery has the correct certifications (we offer TSO certified batteries for the Powerheart® G5 AED and Powerheart® G3 AED) prior to installation will give you added peace of mind.
We believe there is still a long way to go to protect passengers from the devastating consequences of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). After all, when a sudden cardiac arrest happens, every second counts. And if the patient is 30,000ft in the air, getting their heart shocked quickly is more important than ever.