Each Atlantic Aviation employee at Santa Barbara Airport is undergoing certification by the American Red Cross in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and the use of an Automated External Defibrillator Atlantic Aviation announced Thursday.
The American Red Cross CPR and AED training provides information and skills needed to assist adults, children and infants during breathing and cardiac emergencies, according to Atlantic Aviation’s press release.
“Passenger and guest safety are always our top priority at our Santa Barbara Airport facility. The CPR/AED certification of our team provides us an additional opportunity to enhance our safety protocols and be an additional resource to the community,” said Brianne Whitney, Atlantic Aviation General Manager at Santa Barbara Airport.
Atlantic Aviation employs 24 professionals at Santa Barbara Airport who provide general aviation services to approximately 10,000 aircraft annually. As a fixed base operator at SBA, Atlantic Aviation said they play a key role in ensuring that Santa Barbara Airport remains the top choice of private pilots, corporate aircraft managers and others in general aviation. Atlantic Aviation was recently honored as a top FBO chain in the United States by the Professional Pilots magazine, according to the press release.
“As travelers continue to enjoy a beautiful summer in Santa Barbara, having our staff CPR/AED certified provides an additional level of safety to our guests. In addition, we have also installed an Automated External Defibrillator in our facility which is easily accessible to our employees as well as our guests,” said Brianne Whitney.