10-Nov-2011 Source: Metro Aviation
With their first Eurocopter EC145 approximately 50 percent completed, Sanford Health (based in Sioux Falls, SD and Fargo, ND) entered into an agreement for the completion of two additional Eurocopter EC145â€™s. The first of the two additional aircraft arrived at Metro Aviation, Inc. on November 6th, with the third shipment scheduled for the middle of the month.Â The first aircraft is scheduled to deliver to the customer in late December with the two additional aircraft scheduled to deliver in the first quarter of 2012.
Metro Aviation, Inc. Managing Director, Milton Geltz stated, â€œMetro Aviation was thrilled when we were selected to complete the first aircraft and we were even more pleasantly surprised when the call came for the next two. The proven reliability of the EC145 and the superior quality of Metroâ€™s products is a winning combination for Sanford.â€
Each aircraft will be complete with a full EMS configuration, onboard LOX, operational options, single pilot IFR, WAAS and air conditioning. The EC145â€™s will replace the Bell products currently used for HEMS.
Metro Aviation, Inc. was established in 1982 as a helicopter charter, flight training, and maintenance operation facility. Since then, Metro Aviation, Inc. has grown substantially in size, and is internationally recognized for its excellence in helicopter transportation services. Today, Metro Aviation, Inc. is an FAA certified Airframe Modification, Maintenance, Inspection and Repair center, and is proud to offer traditional services to its valued customers.