Air Italy with fleet wholly equipped with defribillators
From today, Air Italy is the only Italian airline with defibrillators installed on all aircraft and cabin crew trained for emergency measures in case of cardiac arrest in flight. "Sudden cardiac arrest is a major cause of death in industrialized countries, " said in a statement Giuseppe Gentile, president and CEO the carrier. "After 4-6 minutes from cardiac arrest the brain suffers irreversible damage. The only scientifically proven and effective strategy to deal with this situation is early defibrillation associated with cardiopulmonary resuscitation. "The training of flight attendants" First responders, "says the carrier implements the suggestions national legislation and international (ICAO and JAR) : immediate intervention increases survival of passengers suffering from sudden cardiac arrest by up to 90% of cases.