Boston Medflight creates third base to provide faster service

Boston Medflight creates third base to provide faster service 20 Dec, 11, Source:

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 Beford.  A staff of six full-time employees will be located at the airport, including a pilot, nurse, paramedic, and EMT for the ambulance, a mechanic to work on the aircraft and a base manager. understands that Medflight are operating a Eurocopter BK117 from the new base, while retaining their Sikorsky S76C at Bedford.

In addition, the company are also stationing a critical-care ground vehicle on site, which will be used mostly in poor weather.

Boston MedFlight serves 3,000 patients annually throughout Eastern Massachusetts, southern New Hampshire, Maine, Cape Cod and the Islands.  Boston MedFlight will continue to operate a second BK117 out of its existing headquarters at Hanscom and a further base at Plymouth.

William P Johnson – Washington correspondent

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