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Northwest MedStar to Open Base in Brewster, Washington

Northwest MedStar to Open Base in Brewster, Washington

Northwest MedStar, the region’s critical care transport provider, is establishing an air medical base at Anderson Field Airport in Brewster, Washington. The full-time base will be opening in May, 2014. “This is another opportunity for Northwest MedStar to collaborate with the local health care community throughout north central Washington,” said Eveline Bisson, program director for… Read more »

Source: Northwest MedStar, 21-Apr-14

Northwest MedStar takes to the air from Missoula base

Northwest MedStar takes to the air from Missoula base

Northwest MedStar, the preferred provider of critical care transport for Providence St. Patrick Hospital and Community Medical Center, took to the Montana skies on Wednesday, April 2 at 0700 from its base at the Missoula International Airport. “Our community members and patients are receiving continuous critical care transport services from the local, experienced Missoula teams,”… Read more »

Source: Northwest MedStar, 15-Apr-14

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Metro delivers last two of five EC135 aircraft to Mercy Life Line

Metro delivers last two of five EC135 aircraft to Mercy Life Line

Metro Aviation recently delivered the last two of five EC135’s to Mercy Life Line in Springfield, Missouri.  Mercy’s transition to all EC135P2+ Single Pilot IFR (SPIFR) aircraft began in 2012 with the delivery of three aircraft.  With the addition of the final EC135’s, Mercy opened new bases in Joplin, MO and Rogers, AR. The five-base operation has… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 09-Apr-14

Haynes Ambulance partners with Metro Aviation in Central Alabama

Haynes Ambulance partners with Metro Aviation in Central Alabama

Haynes Ambulance has partnered with Metro Aviation to introduce an air ambulance helicopter to their fleet.  Haynes Ambulance, headquartered in Wetumpka, AL, has contracted with Metro for the completion and operation of an AS350. “We are excited to expand our ambulance services to now include air transport. There is certainly a need for an air… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 26-Mar-14

EC135 Level D Full Motion Simulator arrives at Helicopter Flight Training Center

EC135 Level D Full Motion Simulator arrives at Helicopter Flight Training Center

Since its opening in 2012, the Helicopter Flight Training Center has seen continuous expansion, and recently added its first full motion simulator.  The EC135 P2+ Level D Full Flight Simulator arrived from FlightSafety International’s DFW facility. “We have anticipated the arrival of the full motion simulator and are very excited to begin utilizing it for training,”… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 21-Mar-14

Metro Aviation delivers EC155 to Brazil

Metro Aviation delivers EC155 to Brazil

Metro Aviation recently completed and delivered an EC155 to a corporate customer in Brazil.  The aircraft was configured per customer specifications and will accommodate twelve passengers and two pilots, each with their own Bose headset.  The luxury helicopter also includes carpet and leather interior panels. “The size and organization of Metro Aviation is impressive, but what caught… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 14-Mar-14

Metro Aviation dedicated to safety through helicopter simulators

Metro Aviation dedicated to safety through helicopter simulators

For Metro Aviation, it came as no surprise when the National Transportation Safety Board released its latest safety alert, Safety through Helicopter Simulators.  Since 2008, Metro Aviation has used helicopter simulators to ensure their pilots are trained and ready for a variety of in-flight situations.  Metro President Mike Stanberry confirmed his commitment to safety when he opened the… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 05-Mar-14

Helicopter Flight Training Center will add Communication Center Lab to curriculum

Helicopter Flight Training Center will add Communication Center Lab to curriculum

The Helicopter Flight Training Center and the National Association of Air Medical Communication Specialists (NAACS) are pleased to announce their joint effort to create a Communication Center Lab.  The idea was finalized during the last NAACS board meeting, hosted by the training center. “The organization looks forward to the development and utilization of the ‘communications lab’… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 05-Mar-14

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Metro Aviation welcomes Directors of Operations and Maintenance

Metro Aviation welcomes Directors of Operations and Maintenance

Metro Aviation is pleased to announce that Jim Arthur and Mark Breton are joining the Metro team.  Jim Arthur joins as the new Director of Operations and Mark Breton is coming on board as Director of Maintenance. Arthur will report to work in early March to begin his indoctrination and immerse himself in flight operations. Arthur… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 05-Mar-14

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Helicopter Flight Training Center welcomes new Assistant Director of Training

Helicopter Flight Training Center welcomes new Assistant Director of Training

The Helicopter Flight Training Center is pleased to announce that Glen Girard has joined the company as its Assistant Director of Training.  Girard will be primarily responsible for instruction for ground and simulators, crew and air medical resource management, course development and records review. The Helicopter Flight Training Center provides simulators for dry lease and Girard… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 05-Mar-14

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Helicopter Flight Training Center Welcomes CALSTAR as Co-Launch Customer for EC135 Simulator

Helicopter Flight Training Center Welcomes CALSTAR as Co-Launch Customer for EC135 Simulator

Metro Aviation is pleased to announce California Shock Trauma Air Rescue Ambulance (CALSTAR) as its co-launch customer for EC135 simulator training at the Helicopter Flight Training Center in Shreveport, Louisiana.  CALSTAR recently signed a five-year training agreement utilizing the EC135 Level D Full Motion Simulator. “Safety is a priority for Metro and I can say that… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 05-Mar-14

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Metro Aviation looks forward to steady growth in 2014

Metro Aviation looks forward to steady growth in 2014

When Metro Aviation relocated to its current facility from several airport hangars five years ago, they never imagined they would fill all of the available space.  Upon the acquisition of a former Solo Cup manufacturing facility in 2007, Metro transformed the building into a comprehensive completions/operations facility with paint, avionics, machining, production and installation areas. The… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 05-Mar-14

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Pratt & Whitney Canada Signed Four Major Contracts with EMS Helicopter Operators

Pratt & Whitney Canada Signed Four Major Contracts with EMS Helicopter Operators

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has signed engine maintenance contracts with four U.S. emergency medical service (EMS) helicopter operators that will keep their fleets flying with predictable maintenance costs. The long-term contracts include the Fleet Management Program (FMP®), the Event Cost Plan (ECP®), the Zero-Time Exchange and Overhaul Program (ZIP) and the T&M Engine Services… Read more »

Source: P&WC, 03-Mar-14

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Helicopter Flight Training Center welcomes AMGH as launch customer

Helicopter Flight Training Center welcomes  AMGH as launch customer

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… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 27-Feb-14

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Metro Aviation becomes first to STC new Garmin GTN System for EC135 SP-IFR

Metro Aviation becomes first to STC new Garmin GTN System for EC135 SP-IFR

Metro Aviation is known for staying ahead of the curve and recently completed a year-long process to STC the new Garmin GTN 650/750 for the EC135 helicopter. Metro is the first to STC the equipment for Single Pilot IFR (SPIFR) rotorcraft and has already installed the equipment on two experimental aircraft with plans to install… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 26-Feb-14

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Metro Aviation welcomes Cook Children’s Teddy Bear Transport to the family

Metro Aviation welcomes Cook Children’s Teddy Bear Transport to the family

Each year, more than 2,200 children are transported to Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas.  Teddy Bear Transport is one of the largest pediatric transport programs in the nation and now, a member of the Metro Aviation family. Teddy Bear Transport utilizes both fixed and rotor wing for air transport.  Metro Aviation will assume operation… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 26-Feb-14

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Leading Operators Choose ‘Startstick’ Battery

Leading Operators Choose ‘Startstick’ Battery

Leading air medical and offshore helicopter operators Air Methods, Metro Aviation and All American Aviation are implementing StartStick, the aviation industry’s first stowable emergency start battery.  Aviation Battery Systems LLC (ABS) developed StartStick and reports recent air medical and offshore placements of this innovative, lightweight battery offering.  Louisiana-based Metro Aviation has implemented StartStick at several… Read more »

Source: ABS, 25-Feb-14

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Metro Aviation Takes Safety to the Next Level

Metro Aviation Takes Safety to the Next Level

Metro Aviation recently achieved Level IV of the FAA’s Safety Management System (SMS) Pilot Project.   Level IV is the highest level of the program, and Metro Aviation is one of only three organizations in the United States operating under 14 CFR 135 rules to achieve this milestone.  The Program provides a four level system to… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 22-Feb-14

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Metro Aviation releases update for MetroAlert app

Metro Aviation releases update for MetroAlert app

Innovation never sleeps.  With that in mind, Metro Aviation released an update to its lifesaving app, MetroAlert.  The app is provided to operations customers of Metro Aviation at no cost and can decrease helicopter response time by up to five minutes. When air transport is needed, hospitals and first responders can use MetroAlert to instantly notify the… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 20-Feb-14

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First AS350 simulator ready for training at Metro Aviation

First AS350 simulator ready for training at Metro Aviation

The Helicopter Flight Training Center has completed the certification of its first simulator, the AS350 FlightSafety flight training device with NVG-capability. The FAA recently wrapped up their visit to the training facility to give it the green light and Metro Aviation pilots immediately began their recurrent training in the simulator. This simulator is available for… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 02-Jan-14

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Metro Aviation to partner with Avstar Media for CBT

Metro Aviation to partner with Avstar Media for CBT

Development is underway for Metro Aviation’s new custom training program for maintenance technicians. A computer-based training program is currently being developed by Avstar Media and will be tailor-made for Metro based on the company’s own training manuals. “Avstar Media provides the most current and comprehensive information in a high tech format that trains our personnel… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 11-Dec-13

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09-Nov-13 N911KB Eurocopter EC135P1 Shreveport, US-Louisiana

Pilot and two engineers uninjured in crash on post-maintenance test flight.  Helicopter ended up on its side.  Helicopter is contracted to Shreveport-based Life Air Rescue

09-Nov-13

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Simulators arrive at Metro Aviation

Simulators arrive at Metro Aviation

Metro Aviation announces that FlightSafety International will provide flight simulators for its Helicopter Flight Training Center in Shreveport, Louisiana. “As an operator of more than 100 aircraft, Metro requires each of our pilots to undergo simulator training. This agreement with FlightSafety demonstrates Metro Aviation’s dedication to safety and commitment to operate and maintain our aircraft… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 24-Oct-13

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Metro Aviation announces new Simulator Technician

Metro Aviation announces new Simulator Technician

Metro Aviation and FlightSafety International (FSI) recently announced the arrival of FSI simulators at the Helicopter Flight Training Center in Shreveport, Louisiana.  Metro is pleased to welcome John Forsythe as the primary Simulator Technician.  Forsythe’s primary focus is to provide technical support of the simulators on a daily basis. Forsythe retired from the United States… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 23-Oct-13

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MedFlight of Ohio and HealthNet Aeromedical Services order new Eurocopter aircraft

MedFlight of Ohio and HealthNet Aeromedical Services order new Eurocopter aircraft

 American Eurocopter announced MedFlight of Ohio and HealthNet Aeromedical Services will expand their all-Eurocopter fleets. Based in Columbus, MedFlight of Ohio is taking possession of two more leased EC130s, which will be completed by Metro Aviation. One of the aircraft will be based in Jeffersonville, Ohio, located between Columbus and Cincinnati. “Our EC130s have performed flawlessly since replacing our… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 22-Oct-13

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Steady Growth for Metro Aviation

Steady Growth for Metro Aviation

One year after celebrating their 30th anniversary at the 2012 Air Medical Transport Conference, Metro Aviation continues to see growth in its Operations Division.  This year, Metro entered into agreements with four new programs.  Quotas have never been a priority for Metro Aviation and it’s their reputation of putting the customer first that draws many… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 22-Oct-13

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Metro Aviation adds Vidant Medical Transport in November

Metro Aviation adds Vidant Medical Transport in November

Metro Aviation will begin operating for a new customer this November.  Vidant Medical Transport provides critical care air and ground service around the clock in Greenville, North Carolina. Vidant Medical Transport owns two EC145’s and one EC135 to service Greenville and surrounding areas within 150 miles.  Aircraft are IFR-equipped and outfitted with night vision goggles… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 21-Oct-13

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20-Oct-13 N911ES Eurocopter AS350B2 Madison, US-Mississippi

Force landed in a field after bird strike

20-Oct-13

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Metro Aviation to Host Pratt & Whitney Maintenance Course

Metro Aviation to Host Pratt & Whitney Maintenance Course

Metro Aviation will host a Pratt & Whitney Canada PW 206/207 Line and Base Maintenance factory maintenance training program at the new state-of-the-art helicopter training center in Shreveport, Louisiana.  The classes are presented by FlightSafety International. These instructor-led programs feature classroom lecture combined with practical, hands on applications. The course emphasizes the ability to identify,… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 04-Oct-13

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Metro Aviation Expands New Training Center for Increased Opportunity

Metro Aviation Expands New Training Center for Increased Opportunity

Metro Aviation finished its 12,000 sq. ft. training center in February and has already begun expanding the center to allow for more expansive training capabilities. With the goal of providing a turnkey training solution to its customers, Metro is nearly doubling the space of its facility. One new addition is a dedicated maintenance overhaul classroom… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 01-Oct-13

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Metro Aviation Delivers Fifth EC135 to CALSTAR

Metro Aviation Delivers Fifth EC135 to CALSTAR

Metro Aviation recently delivered the fifth Eurocopter EC135 to California Shock Trauma Air Rescue (CALSTAR). Metro will provide eight EC135’s as part of a comprehensive fleet upgrade and standardization plan for the helicopter emergency medical service. The Metro Headquarters in Shreveport, Louisiana is becoming a second home for most of the CALSTAR family, but the… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 19-Sep-13

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19-Sep-13 N810LE Eurocopter AS350B2 Canton, US-Mississippi

Force landing in field with patient on board – photos show tail boom separated, starboard skid collapsed.  Pilot injured his back.  Helicopter was en route to Baptist Medical Center in Jackson from Pioneer Community Hospital in Ackerman.

19-Sep-13

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Metro Aviation adds details of Austin Police’s new AS350B3e

Metro Aviation adds details of Austin Police’s new AS350B3e

Editor Note – HeliHub.com has already run the story of this helicopter being launched – see Austin Police launches Eurocopter AS350B3e operations  – the press release below was issued today by Metro Aviation and adds  to the specification details in the earlier article The Austin Police Department Air Support Unit recently added a third helicopter to its… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 12-Sep-13

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04-Sep-13 N911ET Eurocopter EC135P2+ Tyler, US-Texas

Post-flight inspection revealed remains of small bird on barrier screen for oil cooler inlet. No damaged identifed.

04-Sep-13

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Metro Aviation to operate Bell helicopters again after 25 years

Metro Aviation to operate Bell helicopters again after 25 years

After 25 years, Metro Aviation will again be operating a Bell Helicopter product.  The milestone is the result of the recent agreement with Tampa General Hospital’s (TGH) Aeromed program. Tampa General’s Aeromed program transports critically ill or injured patients from their 23 surrounding counties.  Metro began operations on August 1.  During the transition period, Aeromed… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 06-Aug-13

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ALEA 2013 – Metro Aviation promotes Law Enforcement work

ALEA 2013 – Metro Aviation promotes Law Enforcement work

When they’re not on a mission, law enforcement teams are constantly training.  They sharpen their skills with classroom instruction and real-life scenarios to keep their towns and cities safe.  Much like their counterparts in the air, the technicians for these law enforcement teams must complete regular safety and training sessions in the classroom.  Metro Aviation… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 18-Jul-13

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Metro Aviation congratulates two dedicated employees

Metro Aviation congratulates two dedicated employees

Metro Aviation is honored to work with employees who show not only a commitment to the company, but also dedication to the advancement of the helicopter industry.  Recently several of Helicopter Association International’s (HAI) committees met in Alexandria, Virginia for working sessions.  During that time, two of Metro’s employees accepted seats at the table. Director… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 09-Jul-13

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Metro Aviation to host P&WC factory maintenance training

Metro Aviation to host P&WC factory maintenance training

Metro Aviation is increasing the curriculum offered by the new Metro Aviation Training Center with the addition of Pratt & Whitney courses presented by FlightSafety International.  Pratt & Whitney factory maintenance training for the PW 206/207 will be offered quarterly at Metro’s Training Center in Shreveport, Louisiana.  These instructor-led courses emphasize proactive safety, reliability, performance… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 02-Jul-13

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Metro Aviation hosts first Turbomeca training class

Metro Aviation hosts first Turbomeca training class

Metro Aviation recently hosted its first of 3 Turbomeca Level 1 classes for 2013 at its new training facility in Shreveport, Louisiana. Turbomeca USA is providing factory training courses on Arriel and Arrius engines in the Metro Aviation Training Center. Since completing its new comprehensive Training Center at the beginning of the year, Metro Aviation… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 19-Jun-13

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Metro Aviation delivers EC145 to Memorial Hospital

Metro Aviation delivers EC145 to Memorial Hospital

Beacon Health System’s Memorial Hospital of South Bend, Indiana recently received their new Eurocopter EC145. The aircraft was chosen for the larger cabin, payload and range as compared to their current EC135. The aircraft coincides with a rebranding of the air services to include Memorial Children’s Hospital and a slightly different color scheme. Memorial MedFlight… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, Inc, 03-Jun-13

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06-May-13 N911SV Eurocopter EC135 Reed Point, US-Montana

Bird strike broke windshield while flying over Reed Point under NVG conditions.  The pilot determined that the aircraft was safe to continue the flight to base at the Billings airport.  No injuries.

06-May-13

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Metro Aviation Pilot Recognized for Safety

Metro Aviation Pilot Recognized for Safety

Metro Aviation conducted annual training for 34 lead pilots last week.  Pilots gathered at the company’s new training facility at its Shreveport, Louisiana headquarters.  During the culminating dinner, Metro recognized Joseph “Woody” Woodard, Lead Pilot for the First Flight program in Melbourne, Florida. Woodard was honored for his quick thinking and commendable actions during a… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 01-May-13

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Metro Aviation delivers AS350 to EagleMed

Metro Aviation delivers AS350 to EagleMed

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… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 25-Apr-13

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Metro Aviation delivers new EC135 to CALSTAR

Metro Aviation delivers new EC135 to CALSTAR

Metro Aviation recently delivered the third of eight new EC135s to California Shock Trauma Air Rescue (CALSTAR).  The new aircraft are part of a comprehensive fleet upgrade and standardization plan for the helicopter emergency medical service based in McClellan, CA.  Metro will provide eight EC135s to replace the program’s older fleet, making it an all-Eurocopter… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 18-Apr-13

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Metro Aviation Enters Level III status in FAA’s SMS Pilot Project

Metro Aviation Enters Level III status in FAA’s SMS Pilot Project

For safety to exist, it must be a way of life.”  Those words are familiar in the Metro Aviation family and reiterated in a new safety video featuring Metro’s CEO Mike Stanberry.  The video speaks directly to employees and customers and reaffirms Metro’s commitment to sustaining an active Safety Management System (SMS). The incorporation of… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 17-Apr-13

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15-Apr-13 N262MH Eurocopter EC145 Highland Heights, US-Ohio

Precautionary landing and maintenance team called out after unexpected torque split

15-Apr-13

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Metro Aviation begins completion of Boston MedFlight EC145

Metro Aviation begins completion of Boston MedFlight EC145

Metro Aviation visited with representatives from Boston MedFlight and American Eurocopter recently to begin production of MedFlight’s new EC145.  The new aircraft will replace one of their two BK117 C1s. The new fleet configuration will include the EC145, BK117, and the S76. “We are excited about operating our very first EC145 and look forward to… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 04-Apr-13

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Metro Aviation to complete EC155 for second HEMS user in US

Metro Aviation to complete EC155 for second HEMS user in US

After completing the first three EC155s to be used for HEMS operations in the US early last year, Metro Aviation is preparing to complete another Eurocopter EC155, this time for Shands at the University of Florida’s ShandsCair. The ShandsCair aircraft will be the fourth EC155 used for HEMS in the country.  Metro Aviation received an… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 03-Apr-13

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Metro Aviation launches innovative app

Metro Aviation launches innovative app

Metro Aviation recently released an innovative smart phone app that has the potential to decrease response time by up to five minutes.  When air transport is needed, hospitals and first responders can use Metro Alert to instantly notify one of Metro Aviation’s bases and send GPS coordinates using the helo alert function. Metro Alert users… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 19-Mar-13

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Metro Aviation begins configuration of EC145 for Memorial MedFlight

Metro Aviation begins configuration of EC145 for Memorial MedFlight

Metro Aviation recently received a new Eurocopter EC145 for Memorial MedFlight, the air medical and critical care transport team for Beacon Health System’s Memorial Hospital of South Bend. Metro Aviation is performing the completion of the new aircraft at its main facility located in Shreveport, Louisiana. “While working with Metro Aviation, everyone has made me… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 18-Mar-13

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Metro Aviation debuts new training center

Metro Aviation debuts new training center

Air medical transportation and helicopter completions leader, Metro Aviation has announced the completion of a new comprehensive training center co-located at the company’s main offices in Shreveport, Louisiana.  The 12,000 square foot facility is complete with the latest generation learning tools dedicated to safety and efficiency through training.  The company will provide advanced training presentations… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 07-Mar-13

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Metro Aviation announces new Director of Marketing

Metro Aviation announces new Director of Marketing

Metro Aviation, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Kristen King as the company’s new Director of Marketing.  Ms. King brings a wealth of experience and diversity to the Metro family.  Most recently, Ms. King was Director of Communications for the Bossier City Chamber of Commerce in Bossier City, La., where she was responsible… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 06-Mar-13

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PAC International, Metro Aviation enters Brasilian completions market

PAC International, Metro Aviation enters Brasilian completions market

Metro Aviation, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, PAC International, a market leader in helicopter technical services, announces a marketing partnership with Sierra Aeronautica of Sao Paulo, Brasil.  Under the marketing agreement, Sierra Aeronautica, through its CEO, Marcos Braga, will provide marketing and sales leadership for customization of helicopters entering Brasil. Mike Stanberry, Metro’s CEO… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 05-Mar-13

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Metro Aviation to showcase new air medical EC145 during Heli-Expo

Metro Aviation to showcase new air medical EC145 during Heli-Expo

With the helicopter world soon to descend on Las Vegas for the 2013 HAI Heli-Expo, Metro Aviation has announced that it will showcase a recently completed EC145 as part of the company’s exhibit during the event.  The featured aircraft is based in Cincinnati, Ohio at the University of Cincinnati (UC) Health Air Care and Mobile… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 04-Mar-13

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PAC International to feature AMS EC135 in Las Vegas during the Heli-Expo

PAC International to feature AMS EC135 in Las Vegas during the Heli-Expo

Paradigm Aerospace Corporation, International (PAC), a Metro Aviation company, has announced that they will showcase a recently reconfigured EC135P2+ on exhibit C3111 during the HAI Heli-Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada beginning on 5 March.  The featured aircraft is one of three EC135s recently reconfigured by PAC and was previously operated as an offshore support helicopter.   During the reconfiguration process,… Read more »

Source: Paradigm Aerospace, 04-Mar-13

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YES Communications renews contract with Metro Aviation

YES Communications renews contract with Metro Aviation

YES Communications, Inc. (YES), a professional tradeshow, event and media management agency based in Dallas, TX has signed a contract extension with premier air medical transportation and helicopter completions provider, Metro Aviation, Inc.  YES Communications has provided comprehensive tradeshow, event, advertising, and media planning to the Shreveport, LA based Metro Aviation since 2007. Company president,… Read more »

Source: YES Communications, 26-Feb-13

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Ohio – Nationwide Children’s Hospital to add EC145

Ohio – Nationwide Children’s Hospital to add EC145

Nationwide Children’s Hospital is expanding their critical care transport services by establishing a fully dedicated helicopter for neonatal and pediatric transports. The state-of-the-art EC145 helicopter, named Monarch 1, features the best in size, performance and technology allowing for the safe transportation of critically ill patients. With approximately 30 percent of all neonatal admissions to Nationwide… Read more »

Source: Nationwide Children’s Hospital, 23-Jan-13

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Air Care of Cincinnati put first EC145 in service

Air Care of Cincinnati put first EC145 in service

The first of two new American Eurocopter EC145s are now in service for Air Care & Mobile Care, which serves Cincinnati’s University Hospital, West Chester Hospital in Butler County and the Greater Cincinnati region. Air Care purchased the new aircraft at Heli-Expo 2012 to upgrade its fleet of BK117 helicopters, which it had flown for… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 24-Oct-12

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Metro Aviation announces new Director of Training and new Training Facility

Metro Aviation announces new Director of Training and new Training Facility

Metro Aviation, Inc. is pleased to announce that Terry Palmer has joined the company as the new Director of Training.   Ms. Palmer brings with her over 20 years of experience in developing and marketing new training and technology products for aviation.  She has demonstrated her success in the training arena for several years, and some… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 15-Oct-12

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Metro Aviation announces new Customer Configuration Coordinator

Metro Aviation announces new Customer Configuration Coordinator

Metro Aviation is pleased to announce that Amy McMullen has joined the company as its Customer Configuration Coordinator.  Ms. McMullen’s primary focus is to assist customers with aircraft configuration, equipment selection, and layout in addition to wide-ranging support during the entire completion process.  She has spent most of her career in the air medical industry… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 10-Oct-12

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Metro Aviation to feature latest Texas DPS completion at ALEA

Metro Aviation to feature latest Texas DPS completion at ALEA

Metro Aviation will be exhibiting again this year during the Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) 42nd Annual Conference and Exposition at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center from 11-14 JUL 2012. The company will be featuring their latest AS350B3 law enforcement completion provided to the Texas Department of Public Safety Aviation Section. The aircraft is the first… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 12-Jul-12

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Metro Aviation announces the passing of Russell K. Garner

Metro Aviation announces the passing of Russell K. Garner

It is with great sadness that Metro Aviation announces the passing of the company’s production manager and longtime employee, Russell K. Garner. Mr. Garner died suddenly in the Shreveport, LA area on 26 JUN 2012. Garner was instrumental in the success of the company with several achievements related to equipment integration and supplemental type certificate… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 06-Jul-12

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Metro Aviation delivers second EC135T2+ to Massachusetts State Police

Metro Aviation delivers second EC135T2+ to Massachusetts State Police

Metro Aviation Inc. recently delivered the second EC135T2+ to the Massachusetts State Police. The first aircraft was delivered late last year at which time the unit received pilot and mechanic training from American Eurocopter. The second aircraft is similar to the first with the exception of the complete HELINET Downlink system and a Eurocopter Deutschland… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 28-Jun-12

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Metro Aviation on record pace during 30th year

Metro Aviation on record pace during 30th year

Celebrating 30 years in business, Metro Aviation continues on a record pace both with their aircraft completions business unit as well as the air medical operations division. The company has recently integrated the GPS Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) capability into their existing EC145 Single/Dual Pilot IFR (SP/DPIFR) STC utilizing the Garmin GNS 200 Multi-function Display,… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 25-May-12

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Metro Aviation begins EC145 deliveries to Duke Life Flight

Metro Aviation begins EC145 deliveries to Duke Life Flight

Nationwide air medical operator and helicopter completions specialist, Metro Aviation, Inc. has delivered the first of two EC145 helicopters to longtime air medical program, Duke University Life Flight. Life Flight Administrative Director, Henry Ward accepted the aircraft during a delivery ceremony at the Metro Aviation main facility in Shreveport, Louisiana this month. Attending the event was the… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 18-May-12

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North Flight Data Systems receives FAA STC for EC155 LARS system

North Flight Data Systems receives FAA STC for EC155 LARS system

NORTH Flight Data Systems, LLC( NORTH FDS) is pleased to announce they have received FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for the installation of their Lightweight Aircraft Recording (LARS) system in the Eurocopter EC155 series helicopters. In cooperation with Metro Aviation, Inc., NORTH FDS integrated their voice, video and flight data recording system into the… Read more »

Source: North Flight Data Systems, 24-Apr-12

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American Eurocopter’s AS350 simulator added to Metro Aviation’s training program

American Eurocopter’s AS350 simulator added to Metro Aviation’s training program

Metro Aviation has signed an agreement with American Eurocopter to use the AS350 Flight Simulator as part of the operator’s pilot training program. American Eurocopter owns the only AS350 Level B full motion flight simulator in the world. “We are strong advocates of simulator training for EMS pilots,” said Mike Stanberry, President of Metro Aviation…. Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 15-Feb-12

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Metro Aviation orders five more EC145s

Metro Aviation orders five more EC145s

From Heli-Expo 2012, American Eurocopter is pleased to announce that Metro Aviation has signed for five more EC145® helicopters. The agreement is for three firm orders with an additional two options. The first aircraft is expected to be delivered in March and it will be joining a fleet that currently includes 17 EC145s. “We are… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 13-Feb-12

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YES Communications debuts improved press release format to aviation industry

YES Communications debuts improved press release format to aviation industry

YES Communications is pleased to announce the launch of an enhanced press release platform that will be used to submit news and announcements for their customers to a worldwide audience. This new format will provide a standardized look for YES Communications and their discerning client base. YES Communications is a leader in distributing news for… Read more »

Source: YES Communications, 11-Feb-12

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Tanis announces preheat system for EC155

Tanis announces preheat system for EC155

Tanis Aircraft Products has announced the availability of its aircraft preheat systems for the Eurocopter line of helicopters, a manufacturer of civilian and military models. Eurocopter manufactures the EC155 helicopter, a long-range twin-engine medium-lift passenger transport helicopter, along with many other models. Collaborating with Metro Aviation, Inc. at their corporate headquarters in Shreveport, Louisiana, representatives… Read more »

Source: Tanis Aircraft Products, 26-Jan-12

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Metro Aviation completes first EC145 for Sanford Health

Metro Aviation completes first EC145 for Sanford Health

Metro Aviation, Inc. delivered the first of three EC145’s to Sanford Health at the end of last week. On hand for delivery was Kerry Berg, Director of Operations, Thomas Kitterman, Director of Maintenance and Orlen Tschetter, Vice President of Facilities & Planning from the Sanford Health-Sioux Falls Region. The aircraft is complete with a full… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 12-Jan-12

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Metro Aviation receives FAA STC for EC155B1

Metro Aviation receives FAA STC for EC155B1

Metro Aviation, Inc. received an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate SR09591RC (STC) for a complete Emergency Medical System kit and associated options for the Eurocopter EC155B1. This is the first EC155B1 to be equipped with an EMS package in the United States. Metro Aviation, Inc. received approval late December after five months of completing the STC… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 10-Jan-12

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Metro Aviation to complete two EC145s for Duke Life Flight

Metro Aviation to complete two EC145s for Duke Life Flight

Metro Aviation, Inc. attracts first-time customer, Duke Life Flight, with their extensive custom aircraft completion options. After operating two EC135’s for several years, Duke Life Flight decides to replace the EC135’s with two EC145’s completed by Metro Aviation, Inc. “The larger cabin of the EC145 combined with the state of the art medical interior and… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 29-Nov-11

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STAT MedEvac to add two EC145s and three EC135s

STAT MedEvac to add two EC145s and three EC135s

Metro Aviation, Inc. recently entered into a contract with STAT MedEvac for three EC135 and two EC145 aircraft completions. The latest order will be a continuation of business between Metro Aviation, Inc. and STAT MedEvac that began with the introduction of the first EC135 aircraft in the United States, which was completed by Metro Aviation,… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 16-Nov-11

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Sanford Health contracts Metro Aviation for more EC145s

Sanford Health contracts Metro Aviation for more EC145s

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 EC145’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… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 10-Nov-11

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