TEMPE, Ariz., Aug. 23 Washington Dulles-basedMAXjet Airways, Inc., the all-business-class transatlantic airline, hasenhanced its medical training and services contract with MedAire Inc.(ASX: MDE). This month MAXjet will upgrade its current Federal AviationAdministration (FAA)-approved medical curriculum, provided by MedAire, toinclude web-based interactive training modules, including AED/CPR use andbloodborne pathogens.
"MAXjet has a strong commitment to continuous improvement, especially inall areas of training. Internet training will provide our crewmembers with ahigh-quality, flexible learning experience," said Manager of In-flightTraining, Kimberly Harrison, MAXjet Airways. "Regardless of time zones andgeographical barriers, MAXjet can deliver consistent training in aninteractive and memorable context."
In addition to instructor-led classroom training, all MAXjet crewmemberswill have access to MedAire's eLearning curriculum, which gives flightattendants an easier way to stay current on medical training, and reduces theclassroom time needed to remain AED and CPR certified. Internet-based accessto this information will assist in the learning process for crewmembers wholive and work in many different time zones on two continents. MAXjet is thesecond U.S. carrier to adopt MedAire's eLearning program.
"MedAire's eLearning program creates a foundation of the basics," saidRichard Gomez, director of education services at MedAire. "Now MAXjet'sinstructor-led classroom education can be more focused on the hands-on skillsand details that build on the crewmember's knowledge gained prior to class."
Since 2004, MedAire has provided MAXjet with MedLink(R) In-flight medicaladvisory services, Train-the-Trainer medical instruction and onboard medicalemergency kits and defibrillators.
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MAXjet Airways, Inc.
Washington Dulles-based MAXjet Airways, which began service in 2005, wasrecently ranked the #2 international airline by Travel + Leisure magazine inits 2007 survey and operates all business class service to convenient LondonStansted airport from four U.S. cities.
MAXjet operates Boeing 767 aircraft configured with just 100deep-reclining leather seats with 60-inch pitch. The extra space greatlyincreases legroom for each of its passengers who may select either a window oraisle, as there are no middle seats. The airline offers low fares and greatvalue for business and leisure travelers alike.
About MedAire Inc.
MedAire (http://www.medaire.com) provides a life-saving solution of remotemedical expertise, education, and equipment for travelers in the aviation andmaritime industries. The company prepares its clients with knowledge,confidence, and the right resources and advice to handle remote medicalsituations. Using 20 years of medical incident data, MedAire continuouslydevelops up-to-date and internationally-compliant products and services tomeet the unique needs of the remote traveler. MedAire's life-saving