Free App puts Travel Risk Management at Pilot Fingertips

23 October 2013 ,  —

Las Vegas, USA

Las Vegas - MedAire today announces the availability of a free app for iPad® for flight departments around the world. MedAire Trip Ready for business and general aviation provides the information pilots and crew need to assess and mitigate travel and safety risks for their itineraries. 


“While there are over 600 aviation apps on the market associated with flight planning, we realized there was a major gap when it came to assisting crew and passengers on those flights,” says Grant Jeffery, CEO of MedAire.  “The MedAire app for iPad is the first of its kind focused on the health and travel safety for the people on those missions.”  


MedAire Trip Ready displays content based on a user’s destinations of interest and upcoming itineraries. Pilots and flight departments can see at a glance the medical and travel risk ratings, local time, current weather, and Notams for each destination on the dashboard. Medical, security, and travel information relating to each destination, including a calendar of holidays and events that may affect a mission, is also provided based on a user’s MedAire Membership Level. 


Proactive advisories alert users to events that may affect their itinerary or personal wellbeing at the selected destinations.  Users are alerted to disease outbreaks, civil unrest, natural disasters and other events along with a synopsis of the event and advice to mitigate the risk.  


Aviation Travel Security Briefs provide an overview of medical and security considerations in the vicinity of the airport and may be downloaded and emailed through the app.  The briefs are available based on MedAire Membership Level.  MedAire Trip Ready also provides extensive resources for members during flights.  A quick reference checklist is available to aid users with responding to medical events that occur in-flight, as well as information on the medical kits that may be onboard their aircraft. 


All users have access to further information on their destinations by ICAO airport code, including nearby lodging & dining options, conversion calculators (currency, distance, temperature), and a feature to add personal notes about their itinerary.  A weather tab includes information on temperature, visibility, winds, METAR and TAF.


Medical, security and travel information is cached on a user’s iPad ensuring this vital information is accessible even without Wi-Fi. MedAire Trip Ready is available on the App Store and will be demonstrated at the MedAire Booth, # N3513, at NBAA Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Las Vegas, October 22 – 24. 

For more information and to download the free MedAire Trip Ready app,



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About the International SOS Group of Companies

The International SOS Group of Companies is in the business of saving lives, protecting your global workforce from health and security threats. Wherever you are, we deliver customised health, security risk management and wellbeing solutions to fuel your growth and productivity. In the event of extreme weather, an epidemic or a security incident, we provide an immediate response providing peace of mind. Our innovative technology and medical and security expertise focus on prevention, offering real-time, actionable insights and on-the-ground quality delivery. We help protect your people, your organisation's reputation, as well as support your compliance reporting needs. By partnering with us, organisations can fulfil their Duty of Care responsibilities, while empowering business resilience, continuity and sustainability.


Founded in 1985, the International SOS Group, headquartered in London & Singapore, is trusted by 12,000 organisations, including the majority of the Fortune 500, as well as mid-size enterprises, governments, educational institutions and NGOs. 12,000 multicultural medical, security and logistics experts stand with you to provide support & assistance from over 1,000 locations in 90 countries, 24/7, 365 days.   

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About MedAire

MedAire, an International SOS company, has been a partner to the aviation industry since 1985. MedAire provides fully integrated travel health and security solutions to over 150 of the world’s leading airlines and more than 4,000 private aircraft including 75% of fortune 100 companies. Integrated solutions include real-time advice and assistance, training, equipment, and professional services for crew and passengers both in and beyond the cabin. MedAire’s MedLink and Global Response Centre, handle thousands of calls a year to help crew and passengers manage medical and travel safety events in the air and on the ground with 24/7 access to emergency care doctors, nurses and aviation security specialists.

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