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Passenger Saved By Defibrillator On AWA Flight  
User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9504 posts, RR: 13
Posted (15 years 1 month 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2693 times:

Passenger Saved by Defibrillator on America West Flight

PHOENIX, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- A state-of-the-art Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) was used to save a passenger's life recently aboard America West Airlines (NYSE: AWA) flight 893 from Phoenix to Wichita, Kan. This is the first time an AED has been used on a passenger in full cardiac arrest on an America West flight.

America West Airlines was one of the first airlines to voluntarily install the Heartstream FR2 on its entire fleet. The installation was completed last fall. Since that time, the FAA has required all airlines to install AEDs by April 2004.

After discovering an unconscious passenger with no pulse, America West flight attendants prepared to administer the AED. A paramedic and two doctors who were on board assisted in treating the passenger. The AED delivered two electronic pulses, which restored the passenger's heartbeat. Upon landing, the passenger was transported to a hospital in Wichita and has since been released.

America West Airlines, the nation's ninth-largest carrier, serves 92 destinations with more than 900 daily departures in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Along with its codeshare partners, America West serves more than 180 destinations worldwide. America West Airlines is a wholly owned subsidiary of America West Holdings Corporation, an aviation and travel services company with 2000 sales of $2.3 billion.

This press release, as well as releases issued in the past year by America West Holdings and its affiliates, can be accessed on the America West Internet site at http://www.americawest.com.

SOURCE America West Airlines
Web Site: http://www.americawest.com
Company News On Call:
http://www.prnewswire.com/comp/121453.html or fax, 800-758-5804,
ext. 121453

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User currently offlineCactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (15 years 1 month 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2674 times:

America's Worst Airline huh? Take that!!!!

User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9504 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (15 years 1 month 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2663 times:

I never been on America West before. However, can anyone tell me more about this airline? Do they have good service on board?

User currently offline727-200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 1 month 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2645 times:

Good to see that the technology was able to save a life!

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