Philips and Air France-KLM sign defibrillator supply agreement

Royal Philips Electronics, a developer of treatments designed to combat sudden cardiac arrest, and Air France-KLM Group, a European air transport group, have signed an agreement to equip all KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Air France passenger flights with HeartStart automated external defibrillators (AEDs).

Philips will serve as the preferred supplier of AEDs to KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Air France, replacing the defibrillators currently on board.

KLM will also install the Philips HeartStart FRx AED on its Transavia passenger flights. All flight crews will be fully trained on the new device.

The HeartStart FRx AED has been tested and certified for airline use and does not interfere with aircraft electronics. It features clear audio instructions for both guided use and CPR coaching.