Air Evac Lifeteam is a leader in the air ambulance industry, and a leader when it comes to making safety a top priority. Being safe is integral to providing our patients with the quality medical care they deserve and, equally important, a safe work environment for our pilots, nurses and paramedics.
- The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded Air Evac Lifeteam's Safety Management System (SMS) the Active Conformance status. This is the highest achievable status in the FAA's Safety Management System Volunteer Program (SMSVP)
- Level 7 Flight Training Device for new pilot training and recurrent training for all pilots. Air Evac is one of the only air ambulance operators to require all of its pilots to demonstrate IFR emergency proficiency in a dedicated flight training device
- Entire fleet of Bell helicopters equipped with Cobham HeliSAS/Autopilot and Garmin 500H/650 glass cockpits
- All pilots complete a three-week (approximate) FAA-approved new-hire training program at our centralized training facility. Pilots also complete proficiency training in our simulators every four months and return each year for recurrent training. Pilots must demonstrate proficiency that meet the stringent requirements of the FAA and our company
- Operations Control Specialists provide real-time management to aid pilots in making real-time decisions regarding potential aircraft, weather and regulatory issues
- Night Vision Technology at all bases
- System-wide commitment requiring helmet usage for all crew members
- SkyTrac® satellite tracking systems in helicopters to enhance the ability to monitor flights on a real-time basis and ensure the safety of crews and patients
- Safety staff participates in industry safety initiatives, including the OSI-HEMS research project, the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (USHST), FAA safety working groups (including the Rotorcraft Occupant Protection Working Group – ROPWG), and serves as AAMS SMTA faculty instructors
- Through its robust SMS, Air Evac Lifeteam performs Sentinel Event Analysis on all of its incidents to identify the root cause of the event and make recommendations to eliminate future similar incidents
- Air Evac Lifeteam has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) since 2008. CAMTS is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality and safety of medical transport systems.