Boston MedFlight orders first five-bladed H145 helicopter

Boston MedFlight is the region’s primary provider of critical care and medical transport ©Airbus

Boston MedFlight has signed an order for its first five-bladed H145 helicopter as part of a fleet renewal and expansion project to support an increased need for critical care transportation in New England.

Boston MedFlight is the region’s primary provider of critical care and medical transport, caring for more than 5,600 patients annually, including the most critically ill and injured infants, children and adults. A 501(c)(3) non-profit organisation, Boston MedFlight provides more than US$7 million (£5.4 million) each year in free and unreimbursed care to patients in need who have little or no insurance. Its current Airbus fleet of five H145 helicopters serve as mobile ICUs, staffed by a critical care nurse and critical care paramedic.

The purchase of the new five-bladed H145 is part of an ongoing fleet renewal and expansion programme to meet increased demand for critical care transport in the Boston area, where they have been saving lives for nearly 40 years. Boston MedFlight also plans to retrofit its current fleet to the five-bladed variant in the next year.

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