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PAC delivers 3 Upgraded EC135s

PAC delivers 3 Upgraded EC135s

PAC International, a Metro Aviation company, recently delivered three refurbished Airbus EC135P2+ helicopters to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s AirCare Program. Metro Aviation recently became the air operator for the 3-base program. The aircraft interior components were refurbished to include crew and medical attendant seats, all storage pouches, and complete reconditioning of the Metro EMS… Read more »

Source: PAC International, 15-Nov-18

Metro progresses with FOQA program

Metro progresses with FOQA program

Metro Aviation has always been committed to safety and through its Flight Operations Quality Assurance (FOQA) program, utilizing Outerlink IRIS FDM (flight data monitoring), the company is able to serve its customers with the highest degree of oversight, control and confidence that risk is reduced to the lowest possible point and safety and standardization are… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 26-Oct-18

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Metro customers honored during community awards

Metro customers honored during community awards

Metro Aviation recognized customer recipients of the Association of Air Medical Services Community Awards and those celebrating service milestones on Tuesday during its Annual Press Event at the 2018 Air Medical Transport Conference. The event highlighted AAMS Community Awards winners and programs celebrating 20 years or more of service. Customer AAMS Community Awards Include: David… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 26-Oct-18

Airmedic signs purchase agreement

Airmedic signs purchase agreement

Airmedic, the only privately-owned air medical provider in Quebec, has committed to purchasing three Airbus EC145e aircraft from Metro Aviation.  These will be the first EC145e models in Canada. “The EC145e fits a variety of mission profiles,” said Metro Aviation President Mike Stanberry.  “It’s increased useful load and large cabin make it a great choice… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 23-Oct-18

Metro sparks new era of helicopter safety at AMTC 2018

Metro sparks new era of helicopter safety at AMTC 2018

Metro Aviation will showcase the Airbus Helicopters EC145e capabilities during the Air Medical Transport Conference with the University of Utah Health’s AirMed helicopter. The helicopter will be displayed at Metro Aviation’s AMTC booth (#729), serving as a benchmark for the aircraft’s configuration possibilities. Conference attendees can witness first-hand the aircraft’s mission-specific gear tailored to Utah’s… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 23-Oct-18

Metro delivers H135 to Washington Hospital Center

Metro delivers H135 to Washington Hospital Center

Metro Aviation recently delivered an H135 to Washington Hospital Center’s MedSTAR Transport program. The hospital partnered with Metro Aviation to customize the aircraft at Metro’s completion center in Shreveport, La. The H135 features a standard medical interior including various specialty add-ons including a Cardiosave mount for hemodynamic support and Outerlink’s IRIS – a system for… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 18-Sep-18

First Flight turns 30

First Flight turns 30

In 1988, Ronald Reagan was President, shuttle Discovery led the space program back into flight nearly three years after the Challenger disaster, and, on the local front, Brevard County’s first and only air ambulance program debuted. This year marks 30 years of Health First’s First Flight — the Integrated Delivery Network’s (IDN) mobile medical unit… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 18-Sep-18

Metro delivers EC145E to University of Utah

Metro delivers EC145E to University of Utah

Metro Aviation recently delivered the first EC145e from one of its largest commercial helicopter orders to the University of Utah Health AirMed program. Metro’s completion center, located in Shreveport, Louisiana, outfitted the lightweight helicopter with mission-specific gear tailored to hot environments, high altitude conditions and avalanche rescues.  Additionally, the aircraft features standard air ambulance equipment,… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 11-Sep-18

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Metro wins J. Pat Beaird Industry and Top Businesses of the Year award

Metro wins J. Pat Beaird Industry and Top Businesses of the Year award

Each year the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce hosts the J. Pat Beaird Industry and Top Businesses of the Year awards, with the support of our sponsors, the Forum, Chase Bank and the J. Pat Beaird Memorial Fund. “The Chamber is proud to announce that our Industry of the Year Award recipient this year will… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 24-Aug-18

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MedFlight to fly into new facility

MedFlight to fly into new facility

Visitors to Troy have been watching the progress as the new Kettering hospital Troy location has been rising from the former Hobart property at the corners of West Main, Elm, and Water streets. As construction progresses, Kettering Health Network is excited to let residents know of some of the services that will be available at… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 24-Aug-18

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Cooper 2 joins life-saving Air Medical Transport Service

Cooper 2 joins life-saving Air Medical Transport Service

Cooper University Health Care has expanded its life-saving air medical transport service to the South Jersey community with the addition of a new helicopter. Cooper has been providing this vital service to residents of Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, and Salem counties since 2010. The new helicopter, Cooper 2, is based out of… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 15-Aug-18

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DHART expands its reach

DHART expands its reach

The University of Vermont Medical Center is taking to the sky thanks to a new partnership with the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center’s DHART helicopter. “It could often take three or four hours to get a sick patient from upstate rural New York to the UVM Medical Center, so the capabilities of flight really will help,” said… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 15-Aug-18

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Metro Delivers New Aircraft to University of Chicago

Metro Delivers New Aircraft to University of Chicago

Chicago’s only hospital-based medical flight program began flying a more advanced helicopter this month. The Airbus EC145 replaces the University of Chicago Aeromedical Network (UCAN)’s Dauphin N model helicopter, which has been in use since 1990. The retiring helicopter has transported more than 13,000 patients across the region during its tenure at the University of Chicago Medicine…. Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 01-Aug-18

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Metro delivers H125 to Broward County

Metro delivers H125 to Broward County

Metro Aviation is attending the Airborne Public Safety Aviation Conference (APSCON) July 11-13 and exhibiting the first of two new H125 aircraft the company recently completed for Broward County Sheriff’s Office (BSO). The NVG-compatible aircraft is equipped with the Garmin G500H electronic flight display system, Cobham RT-7000 airborne tactical radio, special operations platform with external… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 18-Jul-18

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Kopter to show law enforcement SH09 at APSCON

Kopter to show law enforcement SH09 at APSCON

The Airborne Public Safety Conference (APSCON) from 9 to 11 July in Louisville, KY, marks the site for the debut of Kopter’s SH09 multi-mission helicopter in an advanced public safety configuration engineered for Kopter by Metro Aviation in Shreveport, LA. Known primarily for their expertise in air-medical completions, Metro Aviation has expanded their proficiency in… Read more »

Source: Kopter, 09-Jul-18

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Metro Aviation delivers H145 to Avera Careflight

Metro Aviation delivers H145 to Avera Careflight

Metro Aviation recently completed a 2017 H145 for Avera Careflight in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. This is the second aircraft Metro has completed for the program at its completion center in Shreveport, Louisiana. “Metro has been a partner of ours for several years,” said Jeff Musilek, Director of Maintenance for Careflight at Avera McKennan Hospital… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 15-Jun-18

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Metro introduces new Rotor Wing Chief Pilot and Assistant Chief Pilot

Metro introduces new Rotor Wing Chief Pilot and Assistant Chief Pilot

Metro Aviation is pleased to announce Brian Bihler as the new Rotor Wing Chief Pilot and Alan VanDoren as the new Assistant Chief Pilot. Bihler joined Metro Aviation in 2009 and has served in the positions of HAA Pilot, Instructor, Check Airmen, Regional Training Manager, and most recently, as Assistant Chief Pilot. Prior to his… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 08-Jun-18

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Metro study proves Pulselite’s worth in preventing bird strikes

Metro study proves Pulselite’s worth in preventing bird strikes

Use of the Precise Flight Inc. Pulselite System is a significant factor in reducing the number of bird strikes with aircraft, a new study conducted by Metro Aviation has found. Precise Flight, based in Bend, Oregon, developed the Pulselite System in 1984, and it has since been installed on over 25,000 aircraft – both fixed-… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 08-Jun-18

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Metro Aviation delivers EC145e to Hartford Hospital

Metro Aviation delivers EC145e to Hartford Hospital

Metro Aviation recently delivered a completed EC145e to Hartford Hospital LIFE STAR, a critical care program based in Hartford, Connecticut. The aircraft’s price point and large cabin appealed to the VFR program that transports about 1,000 patients each year. “It’s important that we standardize our fleet and the EC145e is a great addition,” said Dr…. Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 08-Jun-18

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Metro delivers H125 to Jujuy Province

Metro delivers H125 to Jujuy Province

Metro Aviation recently delivered a completed H125 to the Government of Jujuy Province in Argentina.  The multi-mission aircraft will be utilized for firefighting, air medical transportation and various civil patrol and ground support activities. Jujuy’s H125 is equipped with a cargo swing, quick release cargo basket, Bambi bucket, rescue hoist, removable litter kit and law… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 21-May-18

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Metro expands presence in North Caroline

Metro expands presence in North Caroline

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s AirCare, a hospital-based air medical program, is the newest member of the Metro Aviation family, joining other North Carolina Metro Aviation programs Vidant EastCare and Mountain Area Medical Airlift (MAMA). In a matter of six months, Metro Aviation procured and refurbished three Airbus EC135P2+ helicopters for the AirCare program.  Metro… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 10-May-18

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Metro continues to improve the MetroAlert app

Metro continues to improve the MetroAlert app

Metro Aviation provides MetroAlert, a smartphone application that facilitates rapid communication from the field for an emergency helicopter transport, to its operations customers free of charge.  Since introducing the app, Metro has dedicated a team of developers to increasing its functionality and introducing several customer-suggested features.  Recently, Metro rolled out one of the biggest updates… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 22-Mar-18

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Metro Aviation names new Chief Operating Officer

Metro Aviation names new Chief Operating Officer

On his first day at Metro Aviation, Kenny Morrow began his morning by getting kicked out of the Managing Director’s office.  Nearly 23 years later, Kenny is celebrating his promotion to Chief Operating Officer. “Metro has always sought to promote from within so that people with the desire and ability to advance and excel can… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 04-Mar-18

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Metro makes progress with FOQA program

Metro makes progress with FOQA program

The Metro Aviation leadership team continues proving its commitment to safety with the investment of time and resources into training, data mining and operational oversight.  Since receiving approval for its Flight Operations Quality Assurance program in the summer of 2017, Metro has increased its flight data monitoring-equipped aircraft to reflect nearly 65 percent of its… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 03-Mar-18

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Metro Aviation places order for 25 Airbus EC145e

Metro Aviation places order for 25 Airbus EC145e

Airbus Helicopters Inc. announced Tuesday that Metro Aviation Inc. had ordered an unprecedented 25 EC145e helicopters that it will place into service providing air medical transport and other aerial services. It is one of the larger commercial helicopter orders ever booked by the U.S. based company. Metro was the first customer in the world for… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 28-Feb-18

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Metro completes H125 for Seminole County

Metro completes H125 for Seminole County

Metro Aviation will display Seminole County Sheriff Office’s H125 at the Helicopter Association International HELI-EXPO February 26 – March 1 in Las Vegas, Nevada. This multi-mission law enforcement aircraft is equipped with essential mission-specific gear including a cargo hook for sling work, Bambi Bucket for fire suppression and a hoist for rescue operations. The H125… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 28-Feb-18

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Metro Aviation celebrates 35 years of operation

Metro Aviation celebrates 35 years of operation

This year marks 35 years of a commitment to safety, quality and customer service for Metro Aviation, a privately-owned, traditional air medical operator. The company has enjoyed a long tradition of innovation and “firsts” in the industry, and it currently operates more than 140 aircraft for 35 air medical programs across the United States. Metro… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 20-Oct-17

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Metro Aviation adds first South African simulator customer

Metro Aviation adds first South African simulator customer

Aerios Global is the first South African company to train at the Helicopter Flight Training Center (HFTC) in Shreveport, Louisiana, and says they will be back annually.  The offshore and land-based helicopter services company, stationed in Cape Town, currently operates a variety of aircraft including an EC120, AS350, AS365 and the newest addition, the EC145. … Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 02-Oct-17

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Metro Aviation deliveres EC155 to Penn State Health

Metro Aviation deliveres EC155 to Penn State Health

Metro Aviation recently delivered an EC155 to Penn State Health.  The new Life Lion is a previously owned corporate aircraft that was purchased from Malaysia.  Metro refurbished the 2011 aircraft and converted the interior to a medical configuration, which will provide more space to carry additional specialty crewmembers than the program’s current fleet of AS365… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 29-Sep-17

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Mission’s Mama Team Christens New Helicopter

Mission’s Mama Team Christens New Helicopter

It is said that a group doesn’t necessarily constitute a team. At Mission Health, there are more than 12,000 of us who are far more than just a group of employees, we are a team, a family. We are people who strive together in various capacities in the common purpose of caring for the residents… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 31-Jul-17

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The Helicopter Flight Training Center goes international

The Helicopter Flight Training Center goes international

The Helicopter Flight Training Center, a Metro Aviation company, has expanded its international reach to New Zealand.  The Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand recognized and approved the new EC145 Level D simulator training provided to HeliOtago, the country’s largest helicopter operator based at Taieri Airfield in Mosgiel, Otago.  Authorities from the FAA, Argentina and… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 16-Jun-17

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NZ CAA approves Metro Aviation EC145 simulator

NZ CAA approves Metro Aviation EC145 simulator

The Helicopter Flight Training Center, a Metro Aviation company, has expanded its international reach to New Zealand.  The Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand recognized and approved the new EC145 Level D simulator training provided to HeliOtago, the country’s largest helicopter operator based at Taieri Airfield in Mosgiel, Otago.  Authorities from the FAA, Argentina and… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 07-Jun-17

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25-May-17 N62UP Airbus EC135 New Castle, US-Delaware (1F)

Air ambulance on training flight. Crash shortly after take off, killing the pilot. No patients or medical crew were on board.  Pilot named as Michael Murphy

25-May-17

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Metro Aviation hosts Leadership Conference

Metro Aviation hosts Leadership Conference

Metro Aviation introduced its Leadership Education, Advancement and Development (LEAD) conference in 2016 to help its partners navigate the business side of air medical operations.  Realizing that many program directors are clinicians and not business majors, Metro’s management team developed the event to help fill the gaps between medical knowledge and business management, and equip… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 22-May-17

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19-May-17 N197LL Airbus EC145 Terre Haute, US-Indiana

While in cruise flight at 3000 MSL, a “loud bang” was heard with a secondary “loud rushing” noise. The pilot verified no flight control or system malfunction and initiated a precautionary landing to nearest suitable landing area. After landing, a post-flight inspection revealed a broken copilot chin bubble with bird remains. No occupant was seated… Read more »

19-May-17

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$5 Million Awarded to Family of Helicopter Crash Victim

$5 Million Awarded to Family of Helicopter Crash Victim

$5 million has been awarded to the family of Stacey Cernadas, a flight nurse who was killed in a Haynes LifeFlight helicopter crash in South Alabama. Metro Aviation has not admitted to any wrongdoing, as part of the settlement, reports AL. The crash occurred on 26 March, 2016. Three others that were killed were Pilot… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-May-17

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27-May-17 N914ET Airbus EC135 Tyler, US-Texas

N914ET was on the return trip back to their base when they had a bird strike. They diverted to a local airport to do a precautionary landing and check for damages. No injuries were associated with this incident. There was no damage noted by the pilot or crew. The aircraft returned to base without further… Read more »

27-Apr-17

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Metro receives electronic flight system STC for 145E

Metro receives electronic flight system STC for 145E

Since introducing the EC145e at HELI-EXPO in 2015, Metro Aviation has worked toward obtaining additional Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) to cover the spectrum of what customers may need for the aircraft.  Metro, with Genesys Aerosystems, recently received an STC for the installation of the Genesys Aerosystems Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS) on the EC145e (BK117… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 13-Mar-17

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The New Outerlink IRIS system

The New Outerlink IRIS system

As part of the new Outerlink IRIS system, a full suite of software has been released to provide everything from global tracking and Push-To-Talk Radio to a user-friendly Flight Data Monitoring application. Where the IRIS system provides virtual live connection to the cockpit, the new IRIS Console gives customers a web-based software tool that displays… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 09-Mar-17

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Metro Aviation increases presence in South America

Metro Aviation increases presence in South America

Metro Aviation has enjoyed a relationship with South America since the early 1990’s, but recently increased its presence with a conference for several Argentina provinces and the delivery of two aircraft, one for Brazil and one for Argentina. Metro hosted officials from the Argentina provinces of Buenos Aires, Chaco, Cordoba, Mendoza, Misiones, Tierra del Fuego… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 09-Mar-17

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Metro Aviation receives Electronic Flight System STC for 145e

Metro Aviation receives Electronic Flight System STC for 145e

Since introducing the EC145e at HELI-EXPO in 2015, Metro Aviation has worked toward obtaining additional Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) to cover the spectrum of what customers may need for the aircraft.  Metro, with Genesys Aerosystems, recently received an STC for the installation of the Genesys Aerosystems Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS) on the EC145e (BK117… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 09-Mar-17

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Metro Aviation Celebrates 35 Years

Metro Aviation Celebrates 35 Years

Metro Aviation began in 1982 as a helicopter charter, flight training and maintenance operation.  Today, it is the largest air medical completion center in the world and operates more than 140 aircraft for 36 programs across the United States. This year, the company celebrates its 35th anniversary and is reflecting on its strong heritage and… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 09-Mar-17

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Metro Aviation to exhibit at Heli-Expo 2017

Metro Aviation to exhibit at Heli-Expo 2017

The Metro companies will exhibit at HELI-EXPO in Dallas, Texas this year and unveil a new booth in honor of Metro Aviation’s 35th Anniversary.  Metro Aviation, PAC International, Outerlink Global Solutions and the Helicopter Flight Training Center make up the Metro companies, a well-rounded brand meeting the needs of the helicopter industry. Metro began in… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 08-Mar-17

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Metro Aviation welcomes Mountain Area Medical Airlift

Metro Aviation welcomes Mountain Area Medical Airlift

Mountain Area Medical Airlift (MAMA) was the first civilian EMS helicopter service in the U.S. to use Night Vision Goggles (NVG).  Metro Aviation was the first air medical operator to equip its entire fleet with NVG’s. Innovation attracts innovation and it only makes sense that the two companies would eventually work together.  Metro recently welcomed… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 09-Feb-17

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Metro Hires Director of Customer Revenue Cycle Support

Metro Hires Director of Customer Revenue Cycle Support

Metro Aviation has experienced steady growth over the last 35 years, but has remained committed to supporting its existing customers first and foremost.  That commitment has led to three new employees over the past two years that serve to directly support Metro’s family of operations customers.  Metro is proud to welcome Holly Weber as the… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 01-Feb-17

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CommLab announces 2017 class schedule

CommLab announces 2017 class schedule

The CommLab at the Helicopter Flight Training Center provides a hands-on environment for communication specialists.  Training includes both inter-facility and scene transfers, multiple aircraft requests, map reading, flight following and more.  Several communication centers have realized the immense benefits of the CommLab and are planning to send their communication specialists to classes in 2017. The… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 21-Dec-16

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Metro Aviation names Regional Aviation Manager

Metro Aviation names Regional Aviation Manager

Metro Aviation announced Lee Johnston as the new Regional Aviation Manager for the Midwest region.  Lee has been an EMS Pilot since 2001, joining Metro Aviation in 2011 as a lead pilot and then site manager for MedFlight of Ohio.  He has over 4,200 hours of flight experience, holds an FAA Airframe and Powerplant certificate,… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 03-Oct-16

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Metro Aviation Launches Air Medical Service

Metro Aviation Launches Air Medical Service

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… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 12-Sep-16

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Metro Aviation launches service with West Michigan Air Care

Metro Aviation launches service with West Michigan Air Care

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. “West Michigan Air Care has provided quality service since 1993, and we are happy to help them continue their legacy,” said Metro President Mike… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 05-Sep-16

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FAA certifies 407GX Flight Training Device at Metro Aviation training centre

FAA certifies 407GX Flight Training Device at Metro Aviation training centre

The Frasca Bell 407 Level 7 flight training device at the Helicopter Flight Training Center (HFTC) is now FAA-certified as a B407GX with NVG capabilities.  The new certification allows the training center to take the cockpit from analog to glass, a change that will occur about once a month for students flying Bell 407GX aircraft…. Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 24-Aug-16

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Metro Aviation appoints new manager for Operational Control Center

Metro Aviation appoints new manager for Operational Control Center

As an air medical operator, Metro Aviation relies heavily on the operational control center (OCC) to monitor its activity in real-time, confirm flight crew qualifications and airworthiness of aircraft and to communicate with pilots and communication specialists across the country. Managing the OCC requires attention to detail, a high level of organization and a wealth… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 28-Jul-16

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Metro Aviation updates Operational Control Center

Metro Aviation updates Operational Control Center

Metro Aviation operates more than 120 air medical aircraft across the country.   With an average of 230 flight requests each day, the company’s Operational Control Center (OCC) is a constant hub of activity.  The air medical operator originally contracted with Complete Flight in 2015 to transition into digital record keeping using the Complete Flight IOS… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 20-Jul-16

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Metro Aviation delivers first EC145e to Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta

Metro Aviation delivers first EC145e to Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (Children’s) flies more than 30,000 miles annually in Georgia’s only dedicated pediatric helicopter. They recently updated their capabilities with the world’s first EC145e, completed by Metro Aviation. The EC145e retains the power, performance and reliability of the legacy EC145, but with a useful load of up to 300 pounds more than… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 14-Jul-16

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Metro Aviation completes first two H135s in USA

Metro Aviation completes first two H135s in USA

Metro Aviation has delivered two Airbus Helicopters H135 (P3) aircraft to California Shock Trauma Air Rescue (CALSTAR), the first of five H135 air medical transport helicopters the operator ordered last year. CALSTAR is the first U.S. customer for this significantly improved and updated variant of the most popular twin-engine helicopter chosen by air medical transport… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 11-Jul-16

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Wisconsin – MedLink Air to trial second helicopter for six months

Wisconsin – MedLink Air to trial second helicopter for six months

Gundersen Health System is starting a  trial on 1st June to see whether the move is feasible in the long term.  No helicopter type has been mentioned.  Their MedLink Air program serves La Crosse, Wisconsin and surrounding areas within a 150-mile radius, including communities through the tri-state region of western Wisconsin, northeastern Iowa and southeastern… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-May-16

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Metro Aviation completes H125 for scientific research

Metro Aviation completes H125 for scientific research

Metro Aviation, a worldwide aircraft completion leader, recently delivered a one-of-a-kind helicopter to the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science.  The Airbus H125 (formerly the AS350) will serve as a unique observation platform to provide the scientific community with the capability to make unprecedented observations about the earth’s climate system and… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 09-Mar-16

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Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta becomes launch customer for EC145e

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta becomes launch customer for EC145e

Metro Aviation became the first North American customer for the EC145e when it contracted to purchase six helicopters and launched an extensive demo tour of the new lighter weight, lower cost version of the highly successful EC145.  Metro recently identified Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta as the launch customer for the 145e and says they are… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 09-Mar-16

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Metro Aviation buys Redbird flight sim for Louisiana school

Metro Aviation buys Redbird flight sim for Louisiana school

Students at Airline High School are getting an opportunity even some college students don’t get. In a first of its kind partnership in Louisiana, Metro Aviation, Inc. has partnered with the Airline High JROTC aviation program to assist students in getting their wings and help their professional careers take flight. Impressed with Airline’s high school… Read more »

Source: Bossier Schools, 23-Feb-16

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ETMC Air 1 marks 30 years of flying

ETMC Air 1 marks 30 years of flying

Joseph “Woody” Woodard grew up in Kettering, Ohio, and like many high school seniors he was trying to decide what he wanted to do with his life. He became interested in becoming a helicopter pilot after seeing an Army recruiting poster. “I went to flight school at Fort Wolters, Texas, and Fort Rucker, Ala., in… Read more »

Source: ETMC, 16-Feb-16

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Second Director of Transport Business Services appointed at Metro Aviation

Second Director of Transport Business Services appointed at Metro Aviation

Metro Aviation is committed to their customers’ success and is expanding their value-added services with the hiring of a second Director of Transport Business Services. This additional position will further provide the necessary support for Metro’s operational customers in order to continuously improve their operational and financial success. Metro is welcoming Becky Ross to the… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 04-Jan-16

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HFTC to host Certified Flight Communicator course

HFTC to host Certified Flight Communicator course

The Helicopter Flight Training Center is partnering with the National Association of Air Medical Communication Specialists (NAACS) to host a Certified Flight Communicator (CFC) Course with an optional add-on in the CommLab. The CFC Course is a 2-day class covering flight following and navigation, aviation weather, PAIP, stress management, public relations and medical terminology. Upon… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 16-Dec-15

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Metro Aviation Marketing Director wins Under 40 award

Metro Aviation Marketing Director wins Under 40 award

Forty young professionals under the age of 40 were honored at the 9th Annual Northwest Louisiana Young Professionals Initiative Gala on December 5th at the Shreveport Convention Center. The 40 Under 40 Award recipients are recognized for their personal achievement, experience, innovation, vision, leadership, and community involvement. Outstanding young entrepreneurs, executives, managers and professionals in… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 08-Dec-15

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East Texas Medical Center celebrates 30 years of Air 1

East Texas Medical Center celebrates 30 years of Air 1

ETMC’s Air 1 program is celebrating a milestone with 30 years of service to East Texas. The first flight was December 1985 with a transport of a burn patient to Dallas. ETMC Air 1 has served East Texans by providing emergency helicopter transport for victims of car accidents and cardiac and stroke patients, as well… Read more »

Source: ETMC, 23-Nov-15

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Helicopter Flight Training Center hosts ALEA

Helicopter Flight Training Center hosts ALEA

The Helicopter Flight Training Center, a Metro Aviation company, hosted nearly 100 law enforcement professionals and partners from the Central U.S. and beyond this week for the Airborne Law Enforcement Association’s (ALEA) Central Region Safety Seminar. The seminar offered a variety of training sessions including Inadvertent Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IIMC), spatial disorientation, stress & fatigue… Read more »

Source: Metroaviation, 06-Nov-15

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Metro Aviation starts contract with Cooper University Health Care

Metro Aviation starts contract with Cooper University Health Care

Metro Aviation will welcome a new operations customer in November.  Metro and Cooper University Health Care are partnering to launch a new air medical service throughout seven counties of southern New Jersey. “Cooper Air Med is a crucial part of Cooper’s emergency medical services continuum,” said Steven E. Ross, MD, FACS, FCCM, Vice Chairman, Department… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 29-Oct-15

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Metro Aviation becomes an approved air carrier for US military

Metro Aviation becomes an approved air carrier for US military

Metro Aviation recently reached a major milestone for its operations division. The air medical operator received certification from the Commercial Airlift Review Board (CARB) to operate as an approved air carrier for the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD). The recently completed initial audit and future continuing audits are conducted by the DOD Commercial Airlift Division… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 27-Oct-15

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Massachusetts State Police choses Helicopter Flight Training Center

Massachusetts State Police choses Helicopter Flight Training Center

The Massachusetts State Police Air Wing is the largest and most comprehensive full time public safety aviation unit in New England, responding to more than 1,900 mission requests annually.  The primary duty aircraft is the EC135T2+, and the division recently chose the Helicopter Flight Training Center, a Metro Aviation company, as its training partner for… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 23-Oct-15

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Metro Aviation congratulates Helicopter Flight Training Center Director on award

Metro Aviation congratulates Helicopter Flight Training Center Director on award

The Jim Charlson Aviation Safety Award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the overall enhancement, development and promotion of aviation safety.  Metro Aviation is proud to congratulate Helicopter Flight Training Center Director Terry Palmer on receiving the 2015 Jim Charlson Award. Terry is extremely involved in the aviation industry and has committed… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 21-Oct-15

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CommLab announces 2016 course schedule

CommLab announces 2016 course schedule

The CommLab at the Helicopter Flight Training Center (HFTC) hosted its first class earlier this year.  To date, nearly 50 communication specialists have participated in the two-day simulation course. The CommLab is a partnership between Flight Vector, Golden Hour, HSI, Xybix and Zoll.  Training scenarios take communication specialists through a variety of situations, both routine… Read more »

Source: CommLab, 21-Oct-15

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PAC International innovates its paint facility further

PAC International innovates its paint facility further

PAC International, a Metro Aviation company, is continuing to improve its refurbishment capabilities.  The company recently completed installation of a Clemco Industries Industrial Blast Facility.  Utilizing a variety of soft, yet abrasive media for removal of paint and corrosion, the new addition is yet another improvement to the innovative paint facility. PAC has proven the… Read more »

Source: PAC, 21-Oct-15

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Transport Canada approves Metro Aviation EC135 and AS350 simulators

Transport Canada approves Metro Aviation EC135 and AS350 simulators

Since opening in 2012, the Helicopter Flight Training Center has hosted several global customers for state-of-the-art flight and maintenance training. Canadians will now join the list of international customers due to the recent Transport Canada certification of the training center’s EC135 Level D full motion simulator and AS350 Level 7 flight training device. Transport Canada… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 22-Sep-15

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Metro Aviation places order for six EC145e light twins

Metro Aviation places order for six EC145e light twins

Metro Aviation of Shreveport, La. has contracted to purchase six EC145e twin-engine helicopters from Airbus Helicopters Inc. Metro is the first North American customer for this new lighter weight and lower cost version of the highly successful Airbus Helicopters EC145. Airbus Helicopters Inc. and Metro have launched an extensive North America demonstration tour to show… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 11-Sep-15

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Metro Aviation to introduce Electronic Flight Bags across 120 strong fleet

Metro Aviation to introduce Electronic Flight Bags across 120 strong fleet

Metro Aviation is ensuring their pilots are as safe and efficient as possible by introducing Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs) to their fleet of more than 120 aircraft.  The EFBs will allow pilots to access charts, maps, company manuals and a variety of weather and flight planning resources.  In addition, enterprise software will allow central control… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 26-Aug-15

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Metro Aviation CommLab provides unique experience for communication specialists

Metro Aviation CommLab provides unique experience for communication specialists

The CommLab at the Helicopter Flight Training Center is providing a dynamic new training experience for communication specialists across the country.  Pilots train in flight simulators and medical personnel use patient simulators.  Now communication personal can also receive high tech simulator training.  Through a partnership with Flight Vector, Golden Hour, HSI, Xybix and Zoll, the… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 14-Aug-15

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Metro Aviation delivers H125 to Coastal Helicopters

Metro Aviation delivers H125 to Coastal Helicopters

California-based Coastal Helicopters recently took delivery of their new H125, formerly known as the Airbus AS350 B3e.  Bringing their aircraft total to six, the company boasts one of the most diverse fleets in Southern California. “Metro Aviation’s reputation preceded them,” said a Coastal representative.  “Everything we heard about Metro was awesome, and the completion experience… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 06-Aug-15

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