Metro Aviation Launches Air Medical Service

Metro Aviation Launches Air Medical Service 12 Sep, 16, Source: Metro Aviation

Metro Aviation welcomes West Michigan Air Care (WMAC) to the Metro family with the delivery of an EC145e and assumption of operations of the Kalamazoo-based air medical program beginning September 1.

Until now, WMAC has operated under their own Part 135 certificate, but contracted with Metro to allow staff to solely focus on the excellent level of care they’re known for, while also reducing overhead operating costs.  “Metro Aviation has an excellent track record of providing safe, high quality air transport services and will be an excellent partner for Air Care as we continue the important work of stabilizing and transporting critically ill and injured adults, children and infants from our region,” said Charles Zeller, M.D., WMAC Board Chair.

WMAC currently flies a Dauphin, but will utilize the EC145e until making the final decision for their permanent aircraft configuration.  WMAC is a cooperative program sponsored by Borgess Medical Center and Bronson Methodist Hospital.  Specializing in inter-hospital transfers, specialty team transports and scene calls, WMAC operates within a 75-mile radius and 200-mile secondary radius of its Kalamazoo base.


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