An article in the June 2004 Business and Commercial Aviation Magazine mentioned that since installing Automatic External Defibrillators (AED's) on its fleet, AA has helped save 50 lives.
To date, AA reports that 89 AED events were administered where a shock was delivered. 39 people died, giving AA a 56 % survival rate of heart attack.
The US national heart attack survival rate is only about 22 %.
Great job to those at AA! Regardless of what many say, they are a great outfit overall.