Boston MedFlight orders EC145

Boston MedFlight orders EC145 13 Jan, 13, Source: HeliHub.com

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:-

N72EH Sikorsky S76C++, bought new 2008
N271NE Eurocopter BK117C1, bought new 2003
N273NE Eurocopter BK117C1, built 1995, bought 2002 – [to be replaced by the new EC145]

Although it does not receive any public funding, Boston MedFlight is reported to have applied for tax exempt financing to help fund the EC145 through MassDevelopment. Offering a wide range of finance programs and real estate development services, MassDevelopment supports economic growth, development, and investment across all sectors of the Massachusetts economy: public and private; commercial, industrial, and residential; and nonprofit, including healthcare, educational, cultural, and human service providers

Boston MedFlight was founded and has been sustained by a consortium of Boston’s leading academic medical centers: Beth Israel Deaconess, Boston Medical Center, Brigham and Women’s, Boston Children’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. They continue to support Boston MedFlight through leadership on the Board of Directors and by contributing nearly 20% of its annual operating budget.

Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com

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