June 17, 2015

Angel MedFlight Awarded Prestigious IS-BAO Stage 2 Aviation Accreditation

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Scottsdale, AZ – June 17, 2015

Angel MedFlight has recently earned the IS-BAO Stage 2 aviation accreditation. Awarded by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), IS-BAO certifies excellence in aviation operation and safety. With this distinction, Angel MedFlight joins an elite group of aviation operators from around the world. Families and healthcare professionals can always count on Angel MedFlight to transport their loved ones and patients safely.
Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance announced today that the company has earned the coveted IS-BAO Stage 2 aviation accreditation. Awarded by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), the certification verifies that Angel MedFlight has achieved and maintained the highest international standards for safety, security, efficiency, and professionalism in the aviation industry. 
The International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) is a code of standards and best practices designed to assist and evaluate flight departments worldwide. The Stage 2 certification is an upgrade to Angel MedFlight’s original 2013 IS-BAO Stage 1 award, and verifies achievement of safety standard milestones. There are less than 325 other air carriers in the world that currently hold this prestigious distinction. 
“This award certifies that Angel MedFlight is among the elite aviation operators in the world, dedicated to safety and operational excellence. More importantly, it provides peace of mind for family members and healthcare professionals who trust us to safely transport their critically ill or injured loved ones and patients,” stated Angel MedFlight President Jason Siegert
Certification for the award requires a comprehensive on-site audit and assessment of safety-related operational processes and management systems, including the company’s Safety Management System, Emergency Response Plan, safety policies and procedures, and documented records of aircraft operation and maintenance. 
Since 1981, IBAC has evaluated aviation operators around the world. IBAC is an international, non-governmental association that represents, promotes, and protects the interests of business aviation in international policy and regulatory forums. IS-BAO is a voluntary accreditation and is recognized as a standard of excellence worldwide.
“Angel MedFlight’s IS-BAO Stage 2 award marks the successful completion of operational and safety goals set in our Stage 1 accreditation. We continually improve our process to better serve our patients and their families,” said Brandon Kearns, Director of Operations for Angel MedFlight. 
Read more about the Angel MedFlight’s mission and commitment to excellence at Angel MedFlight.com 
About Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance
Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance provides domestic and international air medical transportation services with a fleet of medically configured Learjet aircraft. Built on a One Touch Promise®, Angel MedFlight’s compassionate team of medical, aviation, and insurance professionals coordinate every detail of a Bedside-to-Bedside® patient transfer to ensure seamless service on the ground and in the air. Find more information at AngelMedFlight.com, Facebook or on their blog at Angel MedFlight Blog.
Angel MedFlight
8014 E. McClain Suite 220
Scottsdale, Az 85260
1.877.264.3570
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Republished from Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance Blog http://blog.angelmedflight.com/2015/06/17/angel-medflight-awarded-prestigious-is-bao-stage-2-aviation-accreditation/

June 8, 2015

Angel MedFlight Earns ARGUS Platinum Rating Safety Award



SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance announced today that the company was recently awarded the prestigious ARGUS Platinum Rating, the highest safety certification issued by the Aviation Research Group International, Inc. (ARGUS). This designation is reserved for world-class aviation operators with an exceptional safety history and a comprehensive Safety Management System.

This is the second consecutive time that Angel MedFlight has received the ARGUS Platinum Rating, earning the first Platinum distinction in 2013. ARGUS has been evaluating aviation operators nationwide since 1995. The Platinum Rating is the organization's highest safety honor with only 25 percent of all ARGUS rated operators receiving the award. It is recognized industry wide as a measure of excellence. The independent certification ensures consumers that Angel MedFlight adheres to the aviation industry's highest safety standards.

"This award reflects Angel MedFlight's continued commitment to the safety of our patients, passengers, and staff," Angel MedFlight President Jason Siegert said. "Family members and healthcare professionals trust us to fly medically fragile patients across the country and around the world. Their confidence in our safety standards has resulted in an increased number of patient transfers. In 2015, we've experienced record-breaking flight volumes. There's no doubt that patients choose us for our seamless service, compassionate care, and safety record."

The rigorous certification process requires an on-site audit by ARGUS, a specialized aviation services company dedicated to providing the public with the information needed to make informed decisions and manage risk. The ARGUS team reviews every facet of operations from policies and procedures to the Emergency Response Plan to the documented records of aircraft operation and maintenance.

"We are very proud of this award. I believe that we have the best team in the air medical transport industry," said Brandon Kearns, Angel MedFlight's Director of Operations. "We are focused on safety and committed to continuous improvement. Every time an Angel MedFlight aircraft takes off, safety is our top priority."

Learn more about Angel MedFlight's services and its commitment to safety at http://www.angelmedflight.com/services.html

About Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance

Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance provides domestic and international air medical transportation services with a fleet of medically-configured Learjet aircraft. Built on a One Touch Promise®, Angel MedFlight's compassionate team of medical, aviation, and insurance professionals coordinate every detail of a Bedside-to Bedside® patient transfer to ensure seamless service on the ground and in the air.  Find more information by visiting Angel MedFlight Air Ambulance at www.angelmedflight.com.

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Angel MedFlight
8014 E. McClain Suite 220
Scottsdale, Az 85260
1.877.264.3570

Contact: Rebekah Polkoski
Cell: 480-323-0795
8014 E. McClain Drive, Suite 220
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Website: www.angelmedflight.com

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