On June 7th, the Boston MedFlight Team celebrated the groundbreaking of a new 54,000 SF facility at Hanscom Air Force Base which will afford MedFlight more space for offices and simulation labs, and help consolidate offices.
In addition to offering more space, the new building will make operations much less cumbersome. The current building, only 19,000 sf, sits on the military base side of the airport, making it difficult for community members to access the facility for training. The new facility will be on the civilian side of the base, and will allow MedFlight to train local first responders more easily.
The new facility will also offer expanded space for communications, training, conference room space, and offices, as well as a hanger double in size, and a maintenance facility for helicopters. The building will also use over 20,000 sf of solar panels on its roof to supply 100 percent of the energy needs for the building.