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Tue, 15 March 2022

Boston MedFlight Orders Five-Bladed Airbus H145

(15 Mar 2022, 11:49 +07)  Boston MedFlight has ordered a five-bladed Airbus H145 helicopter.

One of the regions primary providers of critical care and medical transport, Boston MedFlight cares for more than 5,600 patients annually, including the most critically ill and injured infants, children and adults.

The 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization provides more than $7 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.

Boston MedFlight Airbus H145. Click to enlarge.
Boston MedFlight Airbus H145

The H145 has been a proven and efficient platform for us to carry out critical life-saving flights when time is of the essence, and we look forward to improving and expanding our capabilities with the addition of the newest H145 variant to our fleet, said Boston MedFlight CEO Maura Hughes. The power, stability, large cabin size and flexibility of this platform enable us to provide expert and compassionate care to our patients in the air while also knowing that we can carry all the equipment needed for whatever medical emergency comes our way. We thank Airbus for their support and look forward to beginning operations with this new H145.

The purchase of the new five-bladed H145 is part of an ongoing fleet renewal and expansion program to meet increased demand for critical care transport in the Boston area. Boston MedFlight also plans to retrofit their current fleet to the five-bladed variant in the next year.

Boston MedFlight will be the first air medical operator in the U.S. to take delivery of a new five-bladed H145, and we are extremely proud to support the essential, life-saving work that they carry out every day, said Romain Trapp, President of Airbus Helicopters, Inc. and head of the North America region. The H145 is a fantastic tool for any air medical operator who needs their helicopter to be an actual flying hospital or ICU. We are grateful to all the team at Boston MedFlight for continuing to place their trust in Airbus and thank them for being such a longstanding customer.

The latest upgrade of the multi-mission H145 adds an innovative five-bladed rotor system, increasing the useful load of the helicopter by 330 lbs (150 kg), simplifying maintenance operations and improving ride comfort for both passengers and crew.

Powered by two Safran Arriel 2E engines, the H145 is equipped with full authority digital engine control (FADEC) and Airbuss own Helionix digital avionics suite, increasing safety and reducing pilot workload.

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