Helicopter Flight Training Center welcomes  AMGH as launch customer

Helicopter Flight Training Center welcomes AMGH as launch customer

27-Feb-2014 Source: Metro Aviation

Metro Aviation is pleased to announce Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH) as its launch customer for simulator training at the Helicopter Flight Training Center in Shreveport, Louisiana. AMGH recently signed a four-year training agreement utilizing the EC135 Level D Full Motion Simulator as well as the AS350 and BH407 Level 7 Flight Training Device.

“We are excited about bringing more emphasis to safety in the helicopter industry through the training center,” said Metro Aviation President Mike Stanberry. “We have a lot of history with Air Medical Group Holdings and this is just one more step toward providing safer operations in their continuous pursuit of zero defect operations.”

“AMGH has an unconditional commitment to safety through education, awareness and vigilance. The best tool in our toolbox is a well-trained flight team with state-of-the-art equipment. The full motion simulator and training devices are our pledge to continue to raise the safety bar in repetitive simulation that is difficult to duplicate in the aircraft,” stated Fred Buttrell President & CEO of Med-Trans and Air Medical Group Holdings.

Both organizations presidents are also highly involved in the helicopter community, and this year Stanberry will pass the reigns to Buttrell as the Chairman of the Air Medical Operators Association.

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 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. For additional information regarding Metro Aviation, Inc. and any of its products or services, please contact Kristen King Holmes at 318.698.5200 or kking@metroaviation.com.

About Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH)
AMGH, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is the largest independent provider of air medical services in the world, operating through four subsidiaries, Air Evac Lifeteam, EagleMed, Med-Trans Corporation and Reach Air Medical Service which collaborate with leading hospital systems, medical centers and EMS agencies to offer improved access to emergency medical care. The organizations extensive fleet of approximately 250 aircraft rapidly delivers teams of highly trained professionals to patients, striving to provide them with the best possible outcome. AMGH also maintains the largest emergency air medical membership program in the U.S., comprised of more than a million individuals. For additional information, please contact: Reid Vogel at 701-223-9214 or reid.vogel@med-trans.net.

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