Metro Aviation begins work on Boston MedFlight EC145

Eurocopter EC145Work has begun on the new Eurocopter EC145 helicopter for Boston MedFlight. The new aircraft will replace one of their two BK117 C1s. The new fleet configuration will include the EC145, BK117, and the S76 helicopters.

“We are excited about operating our very first EC145 and look forward to having this aircraft help us provide safe and exceptional care to our community,” said Charles Blathras, chief operations manager for Boston MedFlight. “In addition to our first EC145, this is also our first experience working with Metro Aviation for the completion phase of this aircraft and we appreciate their focus on providing a product and service that meets our needs.”

“Metro clearly has the experience to produce innovative solutions for the unique operational needs of the air medical provider.  They have a systematic and methodical approach, which has provided us with a clear understanding of what to expect and is both simplistic and creative. Having now been welcomed into the Metro family of customers with that unique ‘southern hospitality’ and with a collaborative effort, we look forward to a superior product that will be the cornerstone of our fleet,” said Blathras.

Boston MedFlight is a critical care transport service transporting seriously ill or injured patients throughout New England.

The completion of Boston MedFlight’s EC145 is contracted through American Eurocopter and Metro Aviation will deliver the completed aircraft this July.

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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