25-Apr-2013 Source: Metro Aviation
Metro Aviation recently delivered a new Eurocopter AS350 to EagleMed as the result of a base expansion in Cody, Wyoming. The aircraft was completed at Metro’s headquarters in Shreveport, Louisiana.
The AS350 is equipped with Metro’s EMS kit that includes the transfill oxygen system with two outlets, medical inverter system, flip up seats, and LEMS litter. The aircraft will be used for medical evacuations within 150 to 200 miles of the base and provides a non-stop range of 350 miles.
“We choose Metro Aviation to medically configure all of our AS350 aircraft for critical care air medical transports,” explained Larry Bugg, President, EagleMed LLC. “Metro Aviation has proven over time to be a very reliable partner that consistently provides exceptional workmanship and quality customer care.”
EagleMed, LLC is a Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Services (CAMTS) accredited critical care air medical transport service. A subsidiary of Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH) since August 2009, EagleMed began serving patients and communities throughout the Midwestern United States in 1981. Based in Wichita, Kansas, EagleMed operates an extensive fleet of Beechcraft King Air fixed wing and Eurocopter AS350 rotor wing aircraft and services a ten-state area.
With the delivery of EagleMed’s AS350, Metro Aviation is on schedule to deliver 35 new aircraft this year.
About Metro Aviation
Metro Aviation, Inc., based in Shreveport, Louisiana, United States is a worldwide provider of completion services for all missions and types of helicopters and specializes in the EC135 and EC145 with several Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) developed by the company for these and other aircraft. Metro Aviation is an FAA approved repair station, approved Eurocopter Service Center and FAR Part 135 air medical operations provider at several locations across the United States. The company is privately held and is one of the largest traditional air medical providers in the country.