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Awards > 2014 Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award Winner: Protean LLC

2014 Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award Winner: Protean LLC


Protean is the recipient of the 2014 Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award, established by Airbus Helicopters Inc. to help promote a higher level of safety within the air medical industry. As the winner, Protean has received a $10,000 check, which will assist the helicopter operator in continuing to promote safety within the organization and with its customers.

Protean LLC has been honored as the 2014 Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award recipient for development of the LZControl.com database, a free flight safety service the company provides the air medical industry. With the help of LZControl.com, pilots are able to access maps and satellite images, pull current weather and IFR information, and even find site-specific contacts.

Helicopter ambulance flight safety has been improved dramatically with the LZControl online database, which allows users to share their information about landing zones, as well as access changes in real time. In 2013, LZControl was opened up to the entire U.S. and remains the only free, nationwide central landing zone database for medical helicopters. To date, there are 1,070 registered members that have access to data on more than 4,050 landing zones. Protean plans to expand LZControl internationally in 2015.

Protean was founded by Cornett as Medical Technology Solutions in 1999, offering web-based software to fire departments, police, emergency medical service providers and hospitals. Cornett is a flight paramedic in Virginia with 20 years of EMS experience. Based in Williamsburg, Va., Protean has a core group of professionals with more than 75 years of combined public service experience who provide technology solutions for healthcare.

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