Defibtech Lifeline VIEW AEDs Chosen by Etihad Airlines

Defibtech Lifeline VIEW AEDs Chosen by Etihad Airlines 

Guilford, CT
September 2, 2014

Defibtech, LLC, a leading innovator in the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) market, today announced that its Lifeline VIEW Automated External Defibrillator (AED) has been chosen by Etihad Airways for use onboard its fleet of aircraft.

Etihad Airways is based in Abu Dhabi and is the national airline of the United Arab Emirates. Etihad serves passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and North America.  

Defibtech VIEW AEDs were chosen by Etihad Airways for this deployment. The Defibtech VIEW AED is the first and only AED with a full-color interactive display that shows step-by-step videos for performing CPR, rescue breathing and external defibrillation. The user not only hears the audible instructions but also sees the video and the written text prompts on the screen, effectively providing three modes of instruction.    

“More and more airlines and airports around the world are choosing Defibtech AEDs,” said Gianfranco Buchbinder, vice president of international sales. “The Madrid-Barajas Airport, for example, which serves 130,000 passengers a day, has deployed Defibtech Lifeline AEDs.” Delta, Air France and Thai Airways International are among the airlines which use Defibtech AEDs onboard or in their ground facilities.  

AEDs revive victims of sudden cardiac arrest caused by ventricular fibrillation. Studies show that if victims are defibrillated within a minute or two after arrest, more than 70 percent survive. If defibrillation is delayed for more than 10 minutes, only 5 percent live, making immediate access to AEDs vital.

About Defibtech

Defibtech, LLC, is a leader and innovator in the design and manufacture of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and other lifesaving resuscitation products. By using advanced design and manufacturing techniques, Defibtech provides value-oriented, easy-to-use solutions with high quality and reliability. Defibtech devices include the Lifeline™ and Reviver™ families of AEDs and related accessories. With more than 200,000 defibrillators deployed worldwide in various language configurations, Defibtech has drawn accolades and won numerous awards for innovative product design, growth, quality, and services. Defibtech’s products are sold exclusively through their network of distribution partners in the United States and in over 45 countries around the world.  Headquartered in Guilford, Conn., all Defibtech products are designed and manufactured in the United States in state-of-the-art 13485:2012 ISO compliant facilities. For more information about Defibtech and its products, visit www.defibtech.com.