19 February 2019 ,  Phoenix

AACO Security Information Task Force selects MedAire to support their high safety and security standards

The Arab Air Carriers’ Organization (AACO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with MedAire for aviation security and assistance services.

The initiative, led by AACO Security Information Task Force, aims at assisting airlines in receiving timely, accurate and actionable information to enhance their threat and risk assessments; as well as assisting them in security assessments of crew hotels and ground transport at outstations.

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MedAire was selected as the provider of choice after a comprehensive review of aviation security information providers.

“The task force selected MedAire for their proven expertise, mature information vetting processes, and the diversity of their services covering both aviation and corporate security arms of airlines’ operations,” said Abdul Wahab Teffaha, Secretary General of Arab Air Carriers’ Organization. “Their security information and 24/7 assistance services will be of great value to our member airlines.”

Participating AACO member airlines will receive airspace and airport assessments, 24/7 access to travel safety and security advice, security and operational assistance, and a host of other services for a holistic approach to aviation security.

“AACO’s decision to incorporate MedAire’s aviation security services in their portfolio of initiatives further demonstrates their commitment to safety, security, best practices, and value to its members,” said John Cauthen, Aviation Security Director at MedAire. “We look forward to supporting AACO and its member airlines with addressing and mitigating operational risks.”

The Arab Air Carriers’ Organisation’s (AACO) members include some of the world’s consistently top ranked global and regional carriers. Approximately 230 million passengers flew with AACO member airlines in 2018. AACO members operated in 2018 around 4,079 daily flights, serving 459 destinations in 128 countries.

MedAire has assisted the airline industry for more than 30 years. Today, they work with more than 150 airlines around the world. With their partner, Control Risks, MedAire provides services to enhance aviation security insight, preparedness and assistance.

Notes to Editors

MedAire an International SOS company, provides aviation and maritime crewmembers and passengers with fully integrated medical and security solutions. With one phone call, MedAire offers 24/7 access to emergency care doctors and security specialists any time of day, from anywhere in the world. When members need further support after their journey ends, the broader International SOS network enhances MedAire’s services throughout delivery. MedAire’s crew medical training is developed and delivered by medical professionals to build confidence and first-hand experience, while its vast array of industry-compliant and custom medical equipment has been defined by its medical and regulatory professionals based on decades of statistics and ISO 9001 quality standards.

MedAire’s MedLink, a 24/7 Global Response Centre, handles thousands of calls a year to help crew and passengers manage medical emergencies in the air and on the ground.

The Arab Air Carriers’ Organization (AACO), a non-profit trade association, is the Regional Association of the Arab Airlines who have their home base in countries members of the League of Arab States. At present, AACO has 33 member airlines in 19 countries.

AACO’s mission is to serve the Arab airlines, represent their common interests, and facilitate, in a manner consistent with all applicable competition and other laws, their cooperation so as to improve their operational efficiencies and better serve the travelling public.