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American Eagle.(to upgrade fleet of turboprop and jet aircraft)(Brief Article)(Statistical Data Included)

American Eagle will equip its entire fleet of 229 jet and turboprop aircraft with automatic external defibrillators by spring. Its 1,100 flight attendants will be trained this fall to use the AEDs, manufactured by Hewlett-Packard Heartstream of Seattle. The American Heart Association estimates that 100,000 lives a year could he saved if AEDs were deployed broadly in areas where large groups of people assemble, such as on aircraft. …

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