Airline Medical Clearance
Some airlines allow passengers with medical conditions to fly if they simply have a letter from their doctor stating that it is safe to do so.
However, some doctors are unaware of the medical effects of flying upon their patients and this can lead to disastrous consequences.
To avoid medical incidents, most airlines will use the services of an aviation medical expert to screen their passengers, not only to ascertain fitness to fly, but also to establish if any special assistance is required to do so safely and comfortably.
The last thing an airline wants is an in-flight medical emergency.
Goldfinch has signed a Contract with bmi Regional to provide passenger medical screening services.
Since the sale of bmi to International Airlines Group (British Airways) and the closure of bmi and bmibaby, bmi Regional is adding new routes to its portfolio and has made the decision to use Goldfinch to screen its medical passengers.
On 9th September 2012 bmibaby undertook its final flight, its closure following the sale of bmi to the International Airlines Group.
Goldfinch undertook its passenger screening for 10 years without a single in-flight medical incident arising from a screened passenger.
The airline had the benefit of contacting Goldfinch for immediate assessment when a passenger presented at check-in without the screening process having been done. Many potentially difficult situations were avoided by allowing these passengers to fly.