Loganair aircraft to carry defibrillators

Loganair is set to carry defibrillators on board its aircraft.

The announcement comes after concerns were put to airline, earlier this year, that it was one of the few airlines not to carry the equipment on its services.

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur made representations to Loganair over the matter and welcomed the news.

According to Mr McArthur, Loganair has confirmed a contract for the supply of defibrillator equipment for their aircraft within the next three weeks.

Mr McArthur also said Inter-isles Islander aircraft, however, will not be fitted with defibrillators, with Mr Hinkles saying such a move was “impractical because of the seating layout on board.”

Following yesterday’s announcement managing director Jonathon Hinkles said: “Our cabin crew are extensively trained to deliver medical assistance to passengers in the event of an emergency, and the addition of this equipment will support their ability to respond rapidly to situations developing in-flight.”

Loganair are aiming to implement the new arrangements over the summer this year.