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Bird’s Eye View Helicopters Launches NE & NY Charter Services

Bird’s Eye View Helicopters Launches NE & NY Charter Services

Bird’s Eye View Helicopter Tours has expanded. The premium sky tour and experience company is now offering private charter services within Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York. The Iconic Viper Red Helicopter, that soars high above the skies of beautiful Newport, Rhode Island; now has a twin. The new 2017 Robinson R44… Read more »

Source: Bird's Eye View Helicopters, 18-Jul-17

New Helipad Plans for Boston

New Helipad Plans for Boston

South Boston’s waterfront has been chosen as the local for the first new helipad in over 16 years. The new location, a pier owned by the city lies behind Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, was announced at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Centre. As reported by Boston Globe, officials are considering the helipad be on either… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Dec-16

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Boston MedFlight teams with hospitals

Boston MedFlight teams with hospitals

The crew of Boston MedFlight, a fleet of helicopters, airplanes, and ambulances, leaves no one behind. See Full Story

Source: New Boston Post, 08-Jan-16

Massachusetts State Police choses Helicopter Flight Training Center

Massachusetts State Police choses Helicopter Flight Training Center

The Massachusetts State Police Air Wing is the largest and most comprehensive full time public safety aviation unit in New England, responding to more than 1,900 mission requests annually.  The primary duty aircraft is the EC135T2+, and the division recently chose the Helicopter Flight Training Center, a Metro Aviation company, as its training partner for… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 23-Oct-15

23-Oct-15 Monson, US-Massachusetts

Police are looking for a “large section of windshield” which fell from a helicopter

23-Oct-15

Conklin & De Decker Announces 2015 State Tax Guide For General Aviaton

Conklin & De Decker Announces 2015 State Tax Guide For General Aviaton

Conklin & de Decker announces the release of their 2015 State Tax Guide for General Aviation (“State Tax Guide”).Packed full of critical tax information, the State Tax Guide is a must-have reference tool for helicopter and fixed-wing operators, accountants, dealers, brokers, aviation law professionals, and others. The State Tax Guide contains the latest taxes and… Read more »

Source: Conklin & de Decker, 13-Feb-15

06-Jan-15 N7030J Robinson R44 Woburn, US-Massachusetts

Emergency landing in parking lot while on low level traffic patrol over Route 128.  No damage, no injuries

06-Jan-15

Conklin & De Decker Release Life Cycle Cost 2014 – Volume II

Conklin & De Decker Release Life Cycle Cost 2014 – Volume II

Conklin & de Decker has released the latest version of LIFE CYCLE COST 2014 Volume II. The most powerful aircraft budgetingand financial planning tool available,LIFE CYCLE COST (LCC)from Conklin & de Decker,provides aircraft owners, operators, flight department managers, and aircraft consultants with independently researched ownership and operating cost data for more than 400 jets, turboprops,… Read more »

Source: Conklin & de Decker, 12-Aug-14

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21-May-14 N55SL Bell 206L Beverly, US-Massachusetts

Heavy landing with tail missing – boom potentially sliced by main blades

21-May-14

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Boston MedFlight continues upgrading fleet with EC145s

Boston MedFlight continues upgrading fleet with EC145s

In keeping with its commitment to provide the highest level of service for patients, Boston MedFlight continues to upgrade its fleet with the planned addition of a second EC145 purchased from Airbus Helicopters Inc. After a review of all the available aircraft, Boston MedFlight officials selected the EC145 in 2012 to replace their existing BK117… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Feb-14

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Boston MedFlight buys new helicopter thanks to $8.5M MassDevelopment lease

Boston MedFlight buys new helicopter thanks to $8.5M MassDevelopment lease

MassDevelopment has issued an $8.5 million tax-exempt lease on behalf of New England Life Flight Inc., which does business as Boston MedFlight, a cooperative venture among Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Medical Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Tufts Medical Center. The organization will use lease proceeds to… Read more »

Source: MassDevelopment, 16-Dec-13

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AMTC – Boston MedFlight wins Vision Zero safety award

AMTC – Boston MedFlight wins Vision Zero safety award

American Eurocopter is pleased to announce that Boston MedFlight has been awarded the 2013 Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award, after being chosen from a record-tying list of 25 nominees. Boston MedFlight Chief Executive Officer Suzanne Wedel was presented the award and $10,000 check by Jennifer Hardcastle, American Eurocopter Sales Manager, Air Medical Specialist, during the AMTC Annual Community… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 23-Oct-13

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Boston MedFlight orders second EC145

Boston MedFlight orders second EC145

American Eurocopter announced that Boston MedFlight has placed its second order this year for an EC145 helicopter for Air Medical Transport missions as part of an ongoing fleet replacement plan. The order, which comes just weeks after Boston MedFlight took delivery of its first EC145, is an example of American Eurocopter’s continuing leadership in sales of new… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 22-Oct-13

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American Eurocopter showcases EC135 at IACP 2013

American Eurocopter showcases EC135 at IACP 2013

American Eurocopter, the leader in sales of helicopters for Airborne Law Enforcement with more than 50 percent market share in the U.S., will feature an EC135 T2e from the Massachusetts State Police Air Wing at the 2013 International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference, Oct. 19-23 in Philadelphia. With more than 25,000 flight hours… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 18-Oct-13

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Massachusetts 407 pilot loses suit against manufacturers

Massachusetts 407 pilot loses suit against manufacturers

Kurt West of Massachusetts said the Dec. 2008 crash in New Hampshire was caused by a mechanical failure that triggered a loss of power and that the incident caused him post-traumatic stress disorder and inflamed a pre-existing gastrointestinal syndrome. He was suing Bell, Rolls Royce and Goodrich for a combined $4M  See full story See also… Read more »

06-Oct-13

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Massachusetts State Police Completes NVG Training with Night Flight Concepts

Massachusetts State Police Completes NVG Training with Night Flight Concepts

Night Flight Concepts® recently completed Night Vision Goggle (NVG) repair and maintenance training with the Massachusetts State Police Department (MSP). The addition of Night Flight Concept’s FAA Certified repair and maintenance training services, which include NVG inspections, will streamline MSP’s process and positively affect equipment sustainability, allowing MSP to focus on performance and safety. The… Read more »

Source: Night Flight Concepts, 02-Sep-13

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Boston MedFlight takes delivery of new EC145

Boston MedFlight takes delivery of new EC145

Boston MedFlight has taken delivery of a new Eurocopter EC145 helicopter that will be used to provide life-saving emergency airborne medical transport service for a consortium of leading Boston hospitals. Boston MedFlight selected the EC145 in January as the most capable and cost efficient aircraft to replace their current fleet of BK117s. The new helicopter,… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 20-Aug-13

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06-May-13 N373NE Eurocopter BK117C1 Bourne, US-Massachusetts

Precautionary landing due to weather

06-May-13

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Boston police want drones for 2014 marathon security

Boston police want drones for 2014 marathon security

Boston’s top cop wants drones hovering over next year’s marathon, but getting his hands on one may be easier said than done. More than 30 states, including Massachusetts, are rushing to restrict the use of drones by law enforcement, with some seeking to ban it in all but the most extreme circumstances. (See Full Story)

Source: The Washington Times, 29-Apr-13

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MassDevelopment issues tax-exempt $8M lease for Boston Medflight EC145

MassDevelopment issues tax-exempt $8M lease for Boston Medflight EC145

MassDevelopment has issued an $8 million tax-exempt lease on behalf of New England Life Flight, Inc. in Bedford, which does business as Boston MedFlight. The emergency transport service will use lease proceeds to buy a medically configured helicopter that will replace an existing helicopter to transport ill and injured patients. Lease proceeds will also finance… Read more »

Source: Boston Medflight, 12-Apr-13

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Metro Aviation begins completion of Boston MedFlight EC145

Metro Aviation begins completion of Boston MedFlight EC145

Metro Aviation visited with representatives from Boston MedFlight and American Eurocopter recently to begin production of MedFlight’s new EC145.  The new aircraft will replace one of their two BK117 C1s. The new fleet configuration will include the EC145, BK117, and the S76. “We are excited about operating our very first EC145 and look forward to… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 04-Apr-13

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Boston MedFlight orders EC145

Boston MedFlight orders EC145

The Boston Globe reported Friday that Boston MedFlight, a not-for-profit organization that provides critical care transport service, is to replace one of its three helicopters with a new EC145.  Delivery is slated for August 2013. The report does not state which helicopter is being replaced, but Boston MedFlight currently operate the following rotary wing aircraft:-… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Jan-13

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21-Aug-12 N911CH Eurocopter BK117B1 Bedford, US-Massachusetts

#2 engine low oil pressure illuminated and engine lost power in landing phase. Otherwise uneventful landing

21-Aug-12

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15-Aug-12 N911CH Eurocopter BK117B1 Lawrence, US-Massachusetts

Door fell off on take off. Landed without further incident

15-Aug-12

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24-Jul-12 N824AH Eurocopter EC135T2+ Lawrence, US-Massachusetts

Emergency Services text stated :-  North Andover| Special| 492 Sutton St|MSP Helo Air-4 making a precautionary landing at Lawrence Airport- aircraft disabled in the runway.| 00:30.  “Air 4” is N8924AH from the name on the tail (see photo)

24-Jul-12

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Metro Aviation delivers second EC135T2+ to Massachusetts State Police

Metro Aviation delivers second EC135T2+ to Massachusetts State Police

Metro Aviation Inc. recently delivered the second EC135T2+ to the Massachusetts State Police. The first aircraft was delivered late last year at which time the unit received pilot and mechanic training from American Eurocopter. The second aircraft is similar to the first with the exception of the complete HELINET Downlink system and a Eurocopter Deutschland… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 28-Jun-12

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05-Jun-12 10-08079 Boeing CH-47F Hadley, US-Massachusetts

Precautionary landing on flight out of the Army Support Facility in Windsor Locks, CT.  Pilot had noticed unusual engine noise and seen smoke

05-Jun-12

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Boston MedFlight works with Broadleaf on IT disaster recovery

Boston MedFlight works with Broadleaf on IT disaster recovery

Broadleaf, a leader in designing and implementing vendor solutions for data storage, virtualization and WAN optimization, announced that  Boston Medflight (BMF) engaged Broadleaf to provide a solution that would improve uptime for a mission critical application and lay the groundwork for an effective IT infrastructure disaster recovery plan. BMF sought Broadleaf’s expertise to maximize uptime… Read more »

Source: Broadleaf, 01-Jun-12

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Baltimore’s Pier 7 Heliport adds Belfort automated weather system

Baltimore’s Pier 7 Heliport adds Belfort automated weather system

Belfort Instrument Company, one of the country’s oldest meteorological sensor and meteorological system manufactures, has installed its DigiWxTM Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS) at the Pier 7 Heliport. The AWOS AV provides real-time wind speed, wind direction, temperature, relative humidity, dew point, altimeter, visibility and cloud height on a graphical display, over a VHF frequency,… Read more »

Source: Belfort Instrument, 28-May-12

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LoJack Helps Law Enforcement Make Two Great Rescues In One Week

LoJack Helps Law Enforcement Make Two Great Rescues In One Week

Thanks to a pair of services from LoJack Corporation (NASDAQ: LOJN) and its subsidiary LoJack SafetyNet, law enforcement agencies on opposite coasts of the U.S. were able to make two great saves this week, rescuing two young kidnapped children who were inside a stolen Lexus in Burien, WA, and an elderly Marshfield, MA man with Alzheimer’s who wandered from… Read more »

Source: LoJack, 28-May-12

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Night Flight Concepts wins multi-year contract with Massachusetts State Police

Night Flight Concepts wins multi-year contract with Massachusetts State Police

Night Flight Concepts ® (NFC) is pleased to announce award of a multi-year contract with Massachusetts State Police (MSP) for a comprehensive program of night vision imaging system (NVIS) and laser defense support. The Massachusetts State Police (MSP) is the principle statewide law enforcement agency in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the largest law enforcement agency in… Read more »

Source: Night Flight Concepts, 08-May-12

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Boston Medflight creates third base to provide faster service

Boston Medflight creates third base to provide faster service

Lawrence Municipal Airport is the location of a new base for Boston Medflight, a satellite location to help provide a better service from Eastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire.  The airport is located off Route 125 in North Andover, and operations began there on 21st November with a helicopter moving in from Hancom Field in… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Dec-11

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18-Oct-11 Boston-Logan, US-Massachusetts

Emergency landing by USCG Helicopter after experiencing smoke in the cockpit.  14.15 local time.  More info to follow

18-Oct-11

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09-Jun-11 N824AH Eurocopter AS355N Wakefield, US-Massachusetts

Emergency landing in public park. State Police officials said inspection crews were on the way, but that the helicopter would not be able to leave Nasella Field until the issue causing the emergency light to illuminate was fixed.

09-Jun-11

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10-Apr-11 N791SH Robinson R22 Marlboro, US-Massachusetts

Tail struck ground on take-off

10-Apr-11

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EMS EC135 makes precautionary landing at Boston Logan Airport

EMS EC135 makes precautionary landing at Boston Logan Airport

A Eurocopter Ec135 of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Airborne Response Team “D-HART” made a precautionary landing at the busy Boston Logan Airport today after the pilot reported difficulties with one engine.  Airline operations were not affected in the way that Britain’s London City Airport came to a standstill yesterday after a similar emergency. It was on its… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Mar-11

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04-Mar-11 N235DH Eurocopter EC135P1 Boston, US-Massachusetts

A Eurocopter Ec135 of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Airborne Response Team “D-HART” made a precautionary landing at the busy Boston Logan Airport today after the pilot reported difficulties with one engine.

04-Mar-11

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02-Feb-11 Robinson R44 Norwood, US-Massachusetts

One helicopter (and six fixed wing) damaged when hangar roof collapsed due to weight of snow

02-Feb-11

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11-Jan-11 N95TV Bell 206L4 Boston, US-Massachusetts

TV reporting helico0pter for WCVB – Boston’s Channel 5.  Warning light came on and pilot made immediate emergency landing.  No damage to helicopter.  Pilot Michael Young employed buy Helicopters Inc, and photographer Karen Lippert of WCVB were aboard.

11-Jan-11

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19-Sep-10 Halifax, US-Massachusetts

One report quotes “an experimental helicopter”

19-Sep-10

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North Andover Flight Academy opens new base at Marlboro Airport

North Andover Flight Academy opens new base at Marlboro Airport

The academy, now open in Marlborough, brought a helicopter to the airport this week and plans to hold a grand opening with a cookout on Oct. 2.

Source: MetroWest Daily News, 09-Sep-10

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15-Jul-10 N802JB Bell UH-58 Rowley, US-Massachusetts

15-Jul-10

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26-May-10 N73SJ Schweizer 269CBi Boxborough, US-Massachusetts (1F)

26-May-10

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07-Apr-10 N118NR Revolution Mini-500 Middleboro, US-Massachusetts

07-Apr-10

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Metro Aviation delivers new Massachusetts State Police EC135

Metro Aviation delivers new Massachusetts State Police EC135

After receiving a competitive bid award last year, north Louisiana based Metro Aviation, Inc. has delivered the first new law enforcement equipped Single Pilot IFR (SPIFR) EC135T2+ to the Massachusetts State Police Aviation Section. The comprehensively equipped aircraft was delivered in new “green” condition from the manufacturer to Shreveport, Louisiana where it underwent the extensive… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 23-Feb-10

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Medford man convicted of lasering helicopter

A 51-year-old Medford man has been convicted of shining a green laser beam into a Massachusetts State Police helicopter

Source: Boston Globe, 29-Jan-10

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Trial begins in helicopter pilot’s sex bias suit against State Police

The first female helicopter pilot in the Massachusetts State Police has testified that the commander of the prestigious Air Wing unit retaliated against her because she rejected his sexual advances.

Source: Boston Globe, 14-Oct-09

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Eagle Eye Solutions Delivers Highly Acclaimed AMRM Training Program to Boston MedFlight

Eagle Eye Solutions, LLC an industry recognized leader in providing Air Medical Resource Management training delivered their highly acclaimed AMRM training program in September to Boston MedFlight, a not-for-profit critical care transport service based in MA.

Source: Vertical, 09-Oct-09

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13-Jul-09 N211SH Robinson R22 Hascom Field, Bedford, US-Massachusetts

13-Jul-09 N211SH Robinson R22 Hascom Field, Bedford, US-Massachusetts

13-Jul-09

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New Boston MedFlight S76 bears initials of late School of Medicine professor

Source: Boston University, 30-Jun-09

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Chappaquiddick Heliport Plan Will Not Fly, Says Superior Court Judge

Source: Vineyard Gazette, 02-Jun-09

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Two Boston TV stations plan to share a helicopter

Source: Boston Globe, 21-May-09

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FARE Awards First MTLI Scholarship to Boston MedFlight Nurse

Source: RotorNews, 20-May-09

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Helicopter pilot starts Boston Flight Simulator Academy to share love of flying

Source: Salem News, 10-Mar-09

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10-Mar-09 N369RT Hughes H369D Lee, US-Massachusetts

10-Mar-09 N369RT Hughes H369D Lee, US-Massachusetts

10-Mar-09

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27-Feb-09 Sikorsky HH-60J Middleboro, US-Massachusetts

27-Feb-09 Sikorsky HH-60J Middleboro, US-Massachusetts

27-Feb-09

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New hangar at Westover boosts state police air wing presence

Source: MassLive, 10-Feb-09

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