Transmission of In Flight ECG Now a Reality

13 Feb 2018

Flightcell International has successfully integrated the Flightcell DZMx and medical monitors, enabling 12-lead ECG data to be sent from an aircraft in-flight. Both the Zoll X Series and the LifePak 15 have been validated with the help of Zoll New Zealand and GCH Aviation.

Flightcell and its technology partners are excited about the benefits of this technological advancement: “Our customers can now send ECG data to the ED ahead of their arrival, giving staff more time to mobilise and prepare”, says John Wyllie, CEO, Flightcell. This potentially lifesaving technology is achieved using cellular broadband data and a Wi-Fi or Ethernet internet connection to access Zoll online account and LifePak LIFENET systems. It’s not just limited to Zoll X Series & LifePak 15, it will operate with any medical monitor/defibrillator that can transmit data via WiFi to a hotspot gateway.

“It’s going to be of real benefit to the patient transmitting ECG data earlier. It’s also going to reduce our workload upon arrival.”
Carl Babe
GCH Aviation

Flightcell has achieved significant business success with a wide-range of air medical/SAR companies and organisations in North America, Europe, Africa and Australasia. They have factory installations at Leonardo Helicopters, Lockheed Martin, Bell Helicopters, Airbus Helicopters and Sikorsky. Find out more at Heli-Expo Booth C2141 or inquire now at:

About Flightcell International Ltd
Flightcell International is a global producer of airborne integrated-mobile communications, providing satellite and cellular data, voice and tracking to over 3500 commercial and military aircraft worldwide. Flightcell are the innovators and manufacturers of Flightcell DZMx, the world’s only all-in-one Iridium and cellular solution for voice, data, and aircraft tracking. For more information, contact Flightcell International Limited, phone +64 3 545 8651, email, visit or follow them on social media: LinkedIn, Facebook, & Twitter.

About GCH Aviation Group
For over 30 years GCH Aviation Group (formerly Garden City Helicopters) and the New Zealand Flying Doctor Service has been a premier provider and operator of 24 hour, 7 days a week, professional air ambulance and air rescue operations for the Canterbury, West Coast, Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough Regions.

About ZOLL Medical Corporation
ZOLL Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei Group Company, develops and markets medical devices and software solutions that help advance emergency care and save lives, while increasing clinical and operational efficiencies. With products for defibrillation and monitoring, circulation and CPR feedback, data management, therapeutic temperature management, and ventilation, ZOLL provides a comprehensive set of technologies that help clinicians, EMS and fire professionals, and lay rescuers treat victims needing resuscitation and acute critical care. For more information, visit