On board defibrilators
Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in Europe and there are a significant number of cardiac arrests on aircraft each year. According to the British Heart Foundation, after a cardiac arrest, every minute without cardiopulmonary resuscitation and defibrillation reduces someone's chance of survival by 10 per cent.
All easyJet aircraft now have on-board defibrillators. These devices are simple to use and give crews and any medical professionals travelling as passengers another option if someone on-board is having severe heart problems.
Instruction on how to use defibrillators is now part of easyJet crew training, in addition to the regular first aid training.