Change.org are pleased to confirm that Ryanair has posted this welcome news in an article on the media section of its own consumer website.
This important development means that around 100 million passengers per year will now be more 'heart safe' than before while flying with Ryanair. Given the 60,000+ sudden cardiac arrests out-of-hospital each year in the UK alone, it is almost certain that an AED will be deployed on a Ryanair flight at some juncture. If just one life is saved, then your signature on this petition will have been worthwhile, so thank you.
While the objective of this petition will have been achieved once I have seen an AED on a Ryanair flight, I hope that other airlines who still do not carry an AED will now act responsibly, follow Ryanair and change their policy. We can all play our part by challenging them when we catch our flights or make our bookings.
In a wider context, the responsibility for ensuring that the number of deaths from sudden cardiac arrest in the UK is reduced lies with all of us:-
* Government, both central and local; to ensure that legislation is changed to make the provision of AEDs mandatory in all public buildings (just like fire safety equipment);
*Businesses need to take more responsibility for their staff and customers by training staff in CPR and providing access to an AED,
*Most importantly, we as private individuals should all learn how to perform CPR and make sure we know the location of the nearest AED to our workplace, sports or social club and our home. If an AED is more than two minutes away from you, it is too far. You can help to change this by campaigning and helping to raise the funds to obtain one for your community, workplace or social and sports clubs.
Good luck and thank you!
Ryanair should have followed Easyjet's example in installing a defibrillators on all of their aircraft before the death of a passenger.This will prove to the public that Ryanair put profit PRIORITY not like Easyjet who put the safety of passengers first.So the next time you book a Low Cost flight follow the airline that puts passenger safety first.