Philips and Air France-KLM Group have reached an agreement to equip all KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Air France passenger flights with Philips' HeartStart automated external defibrillators (AEDs). Philips will serve as the preferred supplier of AEDs to KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Air France, replacing the defibrillators currently on board. KLM will also install the Philips HeartStart FRx AED on its Transavia passenger flights.
The HeartStart FRx AED has been tested and certified for airline use and does not interfere with airplane electronics. It features audio instructions for both guided use and CPR coaching in addition to icon-driven operation for ease of use. Its infant/child mechanism turns the HeartStart FRx into a paediatric defibrillator, offering the versatility of being able to use the same set of pads on adults, children and infants. Philips AEDs are used by more than 91 airlines and 195 airports around the world.