December 13, 2022
Tropic Ocean Airways Partners with REVA Air Ambulance to Provide Expedited Medical Evacuation Services in Remote Locations
Fort Lauderdale, Fla., December 13, 2022 – Tropic Ocean Airways, the world’s largest amphibious airline, and REVA Air Ambulance, a global leader in fixed-wing medical air transport, announced a partnership to provide expedited, full service, medical evacuation for patients located in the Caribbean and other remote locations.
The partnership leverages over forty years of combined seaplane, aviation, and medical evacuation experience. REVA’s medical crew, an on-call 24/7 response team including doctors, nurses, paramedics, and respiratory therapists trained to respond in all critical care crisis situations, have adapted to amphibious aircraft transport and will work collaboratively with Tropic Ocean to coordinate medevac services beginning this month.
"We are pleased to work in partnership with world-class seaplane charter company, Tropic Ocean, to provide a unique one-of-a-kind service that creates greater access to patients and clients in hard-to-reach places throughout the Caribbean and Eastern United States," said Stuart Hayman, CEO of REVA.
Tropic Ocean has outfitted its fleet of fourteen seaplanes with all essential medical equipment. The airline’s Cessna Grand Caravan EX amphibious planes can land on a runway or on water, dramatically increasing rescue opportunities so that specialists can respond quickly to the medical needs of clients in crisis.
“This partnership will save lives,” said Rob Ceravolo, CEO of Tropic Ocean Airways. “Whether on a cruise ship, remote island, resort or private yacht, no patient is inaccessible. We know that time is a critical factor when a medical incident occurs. Tropic Ocean’s collaboration with REVA ensures a rapid response so that clients can get the lifesaving care they need.”
The expedited medevac services made possible by the partnership are expected to greatly benefit Caribbean resort and cruise industries by increasing material and logistical savings and decreasing liability.
“Ultimately, the patient in need benefits the most from this alliance,” said Ceravolo.
ABOUT TROPIC OCEAN AIRWAYS
Tropic Ocean Airways, LLC is a United States certificated commuter air carrier and the leading provider of short-range airlift solutions in urban areas and remote locations. Founded in 2009 by United States Navy TOPGUN instructor Rob Ceravolo, Tropic Ocean is the largest commercial amphibious airline in the world, servicing destinations throughout Florida, the Northeast, The Bahamas, and the Caribbean. Utilizing standard operating procedures based on the U.S. Military's best practices, the airline is the recipient of the highly coveted ARGUS Gold rating for safety. To learn more about Tropic Ocean Airways, visit FlyTropic.com and on Instagram at @FlyTropic.
ABOUT REVA, Inc. REVA, Inc., owner-operators of a fleet of 20 medically configured aircraft, including small and mid-size jets, employs over 350 air-ambulance-service professionals who deliver caring, efficient, fully-accredited medical care from bases throughout North America including the Caribbean. REVA, Inc., has completed more than 25,000 medical transports that include time-sensitive organ deliveries, trauma response, and intensive-care connections, in addition to private charters associated with medical tourism, cruise-line passenger emergencies, and philanthropic efforts. REVA, Inc. has earned over a dozen top industry honors and recognitions from NAAMTA, EURAMI, International Assistance Group, ARGUS Platinum as well as the AAMS Fixed Wing Award of Excellence, ACE Safety Award, ITIJ 2015 Air Ambulance Provider of the Year Award and ITIJ 2016 Air Ambulance Provider of the Year Award Finalist. To learn more about REVA, Inc., and its worldwide services visit www.flyreva.com.