Fox Flight Air Ambulance Celebrates EASA Authorization

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TORONTO, May 20, 2016 – Fox Flight Air Ambulance, a Canadian-owned company specializing in international medical repatriation, has been certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) as an authorized third-country Commercial Air Operator, or CAO. This authorization confirms that Fox Flight is in compliance with all EASA safety and procedural requirements and is therefore entitled to apply for individual operating permits to perform commercial air operations into, within or out of EASA’s 32 member states.

“Achieving EASA authorization further validates our ongoing efforts to maintain the highest standards of flight safety, operations and maintenance,” said David Fox, president of Fox Flight. “From a certification standpoint, EASA authorization is essential for our business because we fly into and out of Europe several times each week performing medical repatriation services for our clients, and this specific authorization will become mandatory for all third-country operators beginning this fall.” Read More

GoFundMe, Fox Flight end vacation nightmare for Toronto woman

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(Toronto, April 13, 2016) – Multiple news crews were waiting for Fox Flight’s Lear-35 air ambulance when it touched down at Toronto’s Lester B. Pearson International Airport just after 10:00 p.m. on April 12, returning from Trinidad. The successful patient transfer marked the end of a harrowing two-week ordeal for Toronto’s Elissa Antonio that sparked a massive online fundraising campaign and attracted intense local media attention.

Antonio was on holiday visiting relatives on the Caribbean island on March 28 when the unthinkable happened. While wandering at night through the brush in search of firewood for a bonfire, Antonio plunged over the edge of a 12-metre (40-foot) cliff to the beach below. Although the 40-year-old mother of two was lucky to be alive, she sustained severe injuries in the fall, including a fractured pelvis, a broken ankle and a fracture sacrum, which is the bone that connects the spine to the pelvis. Antonio was immediately taken to a local hospital where doctors determined that she needed surgery, but the small facility was not equipped to address her most serious injuries. To make matters worse, Antonio had opted not to purchase travel insurance prior to her trip, meaning she would be stranded in Trinidad until funds could be raised for an emergency medical evacuation back to Canada. Read More

Fox Flight affiliate Asia Air Ambulance celebrates EURAMI accreditation

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(Toronto, Feb. 25, 2016) – Asia Air Ambulance, a Bangkok-based affiliate of Fox Flight Inc., a Canadian-owned company specializing in international medical repatriation services, was recently accredited by the European Aeromedical Institute (EURAMI). The accreditation followed an exhaustive audit process of Asia Air Ambulance’s medical and flight procedures and applies to the company’s international fixed-wing operations in the Adult Critical Care category, as well as to its Commercial Escort services. Fox Flight has been accredited by EURAMI since 2009.

“Fox Flight takes great pride in the systems and procedures we have developed over 19 years in the international medical repatriation business, and we work hard to maintain the highest standards of patient care and customer service wherever we operate around the world,” said David Fox, president of Fox Flight Inc. “EURAMI is one of the most respected accreditation organizations in the aeromedical industry, so it is very gratifying to have them confirm that our Asia Air Ambulance affiliate meets those same exacting standards.” Read More

Fox Flight affiliate Asia Air Ambulance appoints Associate Medical Director

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(Toronto, February 2, 2016) – Asia Air Ambulance, a Bangkok-based affiliate of Fox Flight Inc., a Canadian-owned company specializing in international medical repatriation services, recently appointed Dr. Atchariya Pangma to the honorary position of Associate Medical Director.

Dr. Pangma has more than two decades of experience in service development, service provision, education and policy development in emergency and crisis medicine and has been personally involved in more than 200 air ambulance and 1,000 ground ambulance cases in his career. Working in an honorary advisory capacity, Dr. Pangma will provide input on all aspects of medical staff education and training related to patient care for Asia Air Ambulance with the goal of maintaining the company’s global accreditation standards. Read More

Fox Flight completes upgraded head office/hangar facilities

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(Toronto, January 1, 2016) – Fox Flight Air Ambulance, a Canadian company specializing in international medical repatriation, recently relocated its Toronto headquarters to an expanded, custom-built office space. In addition, the company also recently completed an extensive renovation and reorganization of its dedicated hangar facilities at Lester B. Pearson International Airport. The upgraded facilities are the end result of a year-long initiative designed to allow Fox Flight to more efficiently meet current demand for its repatriation services and to better position the company for future growth.

“We have seen significant growth in the demand for international medical evacuations in the last two years, and it is imperative that our facilities keep pace with that demand,” said David Fox, president and founder of Fox Flight. “Over the course of 18 years in this business, we have developed very effective systems in terms of head office, medical and flight operations, and these upgraded facilities will allow us to maximize the efficiency of these systems as the volume of our business increases.” Read More