Boston MedFlight, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that for 35 years has provided critical care medical transport to patients in need by air and ground, has announced that it recently provided critical care medical transport to its 80,000th patient since its founding in 1985. This is a significant milestone for the region’s primary provider of critical… Read more »
Life Star is extending their coverage over Massachusetts by partnering with Hartford HealthCare, Baystete Health and Air Methods. Baystete Health will provide trained trauma surgeons, Air Methods will provide a hangar, maintenance and flight operations; and Life Star will provide the medical flight crew in this partnership, reports Fox 61.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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)
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 »
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 »
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 »
Emergency Services text stated :- Â North Andover| Special| 492 Sutton St|MSP Helo Air-4 making a precautionary landing at Lawrence Airport- aircraft disabled in the runway.| 00:30.Â “Air 4” is N8924AH from the name on the tail (see photo)
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 »
Broadleaf, a leader in designing and implementing vendor solutions for data storage, virtualization and WAN optimization, announced thatÂ 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 Broadleafâ€™s expertise to maximize uptime… Read more »
Belfort Instrument Company, one of the countryâ€™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 »
Thanks to a pair of services from LoJack Corporation (NASDAQ:Â 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 inÂ Burien, WA, and an elderlyÂ Marshfield, MAÂ man with Alzheimer’s who wandered from… Read more »
Night Flight Concepts Â® (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 ofÂ Massachusetts, the largest law enforcement agency in… Read more »
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.Â 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 »
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.
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.Â 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 »
TV reporting helico0pter for WCVB – Boston’s Channel 5.Â Warning light came on and pilot made immediate emergency landing.Â No damage to helicopter.Â Pilot Michael Young employed buy Helicopters Inc, and photographer Karen Lippert of WCVB were aboard.
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 â€œgreenâ€ condition from the manufacturer to Shreveport, Louisiana where it underwent the extensive… Read more »
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.