A core belief of AirLink CCT is that our operations must have a “Culture of Safety” meaning in every aspect of our business, safety comes first and foremost. Each employee is responsible for the safe keeping of our patients, our aircrafts, and each other. We believe a culture of safety thrives when employees are empowered and encouraged to both speak up and act on any situation where safety is concerned.
We employ the “three to go, and one to say NO” rule. This means at anytime if our crews do not feel safe to fly or are feeling uncomfortable - that they may turn down a flight and utilize another one of our many assets to complete the mission. If the crew turns down the flight for safety there’s strict policy of no push back from “higher-ups” or retaliatory practices. Again, we employee Pilots and Mechanics whose experience and education far exceed industry standards for employment and who are committed in every aspect to safety.
The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) is dedicated to improving the quality of patient care and safety of the transport environment for services providing rotor wing, fixed-wing and ground transport systems. AirLink received its official accreditation (operating as Air Life) in July, 2001, and was the first agency in the state to complete this rigorous process. Furthermore, we fully meet all CAMTS accreditation standards, including all issues pertaining to stringent safety measures, ethical business practices, compliance with laws and regulations, public education efforts and far more.
AirLink is a member of the North West Association of Aeromedical Responders (NWAAR), an air medical trade association comprised of members from Oregon, Washington and Idaho. NWAAR members include state-licensed Oregon, Washington and Idaho air ambulance services (fixed and rotor wing), public entities and individuals representing organizations having an interest in, or providing for, the air medical transportation of critically ill or injured patients.
AirLink also is a member of the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS), an international association which serves providers of air and surface medical transport systems. This voluntary, non-profit organization encourages and supports its members in maintaining a standard of performance reflecting safe operations and efficient, high quality patient care.
AirLink also belongs to the Oregon State Ambulance Association (OSAA), which oversees standards for the licensing and operation of ambulance services and conducts inspections of facilities to ensure standards are being met. They also work closely in approving medical direction of emergency and non-emergency care rendered by certified personnel.
AirLink CCT is a “DBA” for Med-Trans Corporation. Med-Trans Corporation owns and operates the AS350B2e Rotor Wing Aircraft. Other AirLink CCT aircraft are owned and operated by Metro Aviation, Inc. Both Med-Trans Corporation and Metro Aviation are FAA Part 135 certificate holders and operators.