Unlike an on board emergency medical kit, installation of an AED requires an extra layer of approvals to ensure there is no interference with the overall aircraft avionics and flight operations. Having first provided this minor modification in 2009, we spoke to one of our modification experts, Bart van der Veldt, about our engineering process and how we provided a safe and straight-forward solution in just one weekend for one of our customers.
“Whenever we work with a new customer for this modification, we start by finding the best location for the AED. This depends on the aircraft type and where the flight attendant usually sits, which could be different for each operator. It’s about working together so we can provide a solution that works for the airline’s specific operations.