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Paris, France, April 22, 2019 - Brasil Vida Taxi Aereo has attained the rigorous Accredited Service Provider status with the International Assistance Group (IAG). Their services will boost air ambulance coverage throughout South America and reach-out further afield.

Strategically located in central Brazil with four satellite bases to cover a massive land-area, a daily average of almost 4 missions are conducted every day of the year. Whilst the majority are within South America, other regions have included Central America, the Caribbean, North America and Europe, regularly.

With their own medical team of multi-lingual doctors and nurses, a diverse fleet of medically equipped air ambulances can be deployed for short to long haul missions quickly. Their fleet of 11 aircraft ranges from Cheyennes/King Airs, through Learjet 31As and Westwinds. The permanent medical team is backed up with a regularly contracted panel of ICU experienced doctors and nurses.

Of the 1400 cases handled in 2018, over 90% were for neo-natal, paediatrics, cardiac or trauma reasons, using their own equipment and medical resources.

 

On attaining Accredited Service Provider status, Brasil Vida’s delighted International Director, James DeSouza, stated: “I was invited to attend the IAG’s recent Forum in Bogota and met many of the partners and providers attending. I quickly decided to go through the vetting process of such respected organisation which could use the full scope of what we can deliver.”

Louise Heywood, the General Manager of the International Assistance Group added “We are delighted to have Brasil Vida join our group; adding to our ever-growing network and increasing our capabilities in areas of increasing tourism throughout South America.  Brasil Vida represents the scope and quality we are seeking as we continue to grow around the world.”