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Monday, August 19, 2013

Boston Med Flight Receives Eurocopter EC145

Non-profit critical care transport service Boston MedFlight has taken delivery of a new medium twin-engine Eurocopter EC145. 

 
 
Charles Blathras, chief operations manager and critical care transport specialist for Boston MedFlight, and Ed Jerin, maintenance manager, with Boston MedFlight’s new EC145.  Photo courtesy of American Eurocopter
 
The organization ordered the EC145 in January after looking at "every competing aircraft across the board," according to Charles Blathras, chief operations manager at Boston MedFlight. Blathras said MedFlight will be looking to order a second EC145 in the near future. Era Helicopters operates medical transport flights for MedFlight, which originally began using a BK117 – the predecessor to the EC145 – when it launched service in 1985. The EC145 will be used for air medical transport to several Boston hospitals, including Boston Medial Center, Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. 

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