(Toronto, March 1, 2019) — Fox Flight Air Ambulance, a Canadian-owned company specializing in international medical repatriation, was recently reaccredited by the European Aeromedical Institute (EURAMI). The accreditation renewal followed an exhaustive audit and review process and applies to Fox Flight’s long-range, international fixed-wing operations in the Adult Critical Care category and the company’s Commercial Escort services. This is Fox Flight’s third EURAMI reaccreditation; the company first achieved accreditation in 2009.
(Toronto, January 1, 2019) — Fox Flight Air Ambulance, a Toronto-based international medical repatriation company, successfully moved a very delicate patient last July when it transferred premature baby Rafael Nunes from San Francisco, where he was born weighing barely one pound, to his parents’ home in Brazil via Air Canada. And while his life may have got off to a bumpy start, little Rafael has made amazing strides since his transfer.
(Toronto, July 18, 2018) – Fox Flight Air Ambulance, a Toronto-based international medical repatriation company, recently played a central role in ending a terrifying ordeal for an American travelling in Spain. The case involved an exceedingly rare autoimmune disease, and the patient’s plight and struggle to get home garnered widespread media attention in the U.S., including from People magazine.
(Toronto – September 1, 2017) – Fox Flight’s Air Ambulance, a Toronto-based international medical repatriation company, recently made a $25,000 donation to Wounded Warriors Canada. The funds will go to help support mental health programs for ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces members, first responders and their families. This initial donation is the first installment of a funding commitment that will see Fox Flight contribute a total of $100,000 to the charity over the next five years.
(Toronto, August 1, 2017) – Fox Flight Air Ambulance, a Toronto-based international medical repatriation company, recently partnered with Johannesburg, South Africa-based Awesome Air Evac to complete an epic 9,680-mile wing-to-wing patient transfer. The mission, which originated in Johannesburg, saw the two air ambulance operators combine to complete a journey made up of eight individual flight legs touching down in six different countries before terminating some 22 hours later in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. The incredible logistical challenges of the transfer were compounded by the fact the patient was categorized as high-risk, requiring oxygen ventilation throughout.
(Toronto, June 8, 2017) – Fox Flight’s air ambulance fleet is sporting a new look these days. The Toronto-based international medical repatriation company recently partnered with Wounded Warriors Canada to help support programs for ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces members, first responders and their families. As part of its commitment, Fox Flight has placed a Wounded Warriors Canada decal on each of its four Lear jets. Read More
(Toronto, April 2, 2017) – Fox Flight Air Ambulance, a Canadian company specializing in international medical repatriation, recently launched a completely updated website (www.foxflight.com). The new site is fully configured to fit mobile, tablet and desktop screens and features enhanced graphics and additional information about the company and its services. Company president David Fox says a website upgrade was required in order to better reflect the range and level of services Fox Flight now delivers for its clients. Read More
TORONTO, August 20, 2016 – Fox Flight Air Ambulance, a Canadian-owned company specializing in international medical repatriation, recently undertook a comprehensive study of the company’s aeromedical patient transfer records. The initiative is being led by Dr. Raymond Kao, medical director of Fox Flight.
“The ultimate goal is to analyze data on every patient transferred by the company in the last 10 years,” says Kao. “We’ll be looking at things like demographic characteristics and administrative and clinical epidemiology, such as the timeline from the job quote to wheels-up to the patient and repatriation, the condition of each patient at the beginning and completion of the transfer, in-flight procedures followed by the medical staff and any problems encountered during the transfer.” Read More
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
(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