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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

Metro Aviation – Record revenue projections heading into its 30th year

Metro Aviation – Record revenue projections heading into its 30th year

On the heels of the first air medical EC155 completions in North America for the University of Michigan Survival Flight, Metro Aviation continues to book new aircraft completions and sign new operating customers for what will undoubtedly be a record year for business.  The company has recently signed contracts to complete two new EC145 helicopters… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 18-Oct-11

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Indiana University Health adds fifth EC145

Indiana University Health adds fifth EC145

From its booth #321 at the 2011 Air Medical Transport Conference, American Eurocopter announced today that Indiana University Health LifeLine will add its fifth EC145 to the fleet of four that were purchased in late 2008. The first four went into service throughout 2010 and the fifth is expected to go into service this week…. Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 17-Oct-11

Metro Aviation to feature an IU Health LifeLine EC145 at AMTC

Metro Aviation to feature an IU Health LifeLine EC145 at AMTC

Longtime air medical transportation provider and helicopter completion specialist, Metro Aviation, Inc. will feature an Indiana University (IU) Health LifeLine critical care transport Eurocopter EC145 during the AMTC hosted in St. Louis, Missouri from 17-19 October 2011.  The sophisticated critical care transport helicopter includes an extensive patient care cabin configuration and single pilot IFR capability… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 17-Oct-11

University of Michigan EC155 completion on schedule

University of Michigan EC155 completion on schedule

Survival Flight conducted an initial review of the EC155 B1 aircraft last week. On the agenda for the configuration team was to approve the final paint layout and review the medical system installation. With the approval of the new paint scheme and the medical system configuration, Metro Aviation, Inc. continues to proceed with an on… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 06-Oct-11

Metro Aviation delivers third EC135 to Korea

Metro Aviation delivers third EC135 to Korea

Metro Aviation delivered a third completed EC135 for the Republic of South Korea today. This third aircraft, delivered ahead of schedule, will join the first two delivered earlier this month for an official viewing by the customer later next week. Operational services of the first EC135 began September 1, 2011. With the delivery of the… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 20-Sep-11

Metro Aviation completes first two Korean EMS EC135s

Metro Aviation completes first two Korean EMS EC135s

HeliHub.com was the first aviation news website to identify the sale of these EC135s into Korea – see story here Metro Aviation, Inc. completed two EC135 aircraft for the Republic of Korea. These aircraft are not only the first Eurocopter EC135 aircraft in country, but will become the first civilian operated EMS aircraft to be… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 13-Sep-11

Metro Aviation to complete three EC135s for Era

Metro Aviation to complete three EC135s for Era

Metro Aviation, Inc. has entered into a contract with ERA in Lake Charles, LA, to complete three Eurocopter EC135 aircraft. The completions will include installation of single pilot IFR kits, air conditioning, and DART emergency floatation systems. The helicopters will also include additional custom equipment installations specified by the end user. Metro Aviation, Inc. was… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 13-Sep-11

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Metro Aviation shows Virginia State Police EC145 at ALEA 2011

Metro Aviation shows Virginia State Police EC145 at ALEA 2011

Longtime completion leader, Metro Aviation, Inc. will showcase their latest comprehensive EC145 customization for the Virginia State Police Med Flight during the upcoming Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) Annual Conference and Exposition.  The venue begins this week on Wednesday 20 July 2011 and runs through Friday 22 July at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 21-Jul-11

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18-Jul-11 N262MH Eurocopter EC145 Cleveland, US-Ohio

Smoke started to appear out of the aft air conditioning vents inflight. Safe

18-Jul-11

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Metro Aviation competes first two EC130 of eight for Medflight Ohio

Metro Aviation competes first two EC130 of eight for Medflight Ohio

Metro Aviation, Inc. recently completed two major STC programs on the Eurocopter EC130 selected by Medflight Ohio (Columbus) to replace a mixed and aging fleet. The first two completed aircraft were delivered to Medflight Ohio, on June 6th where Metro Aviation, Inc. will serve as the operator, replacing Omniflight Helicopters as the Operator. Following crew… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 24-Jun-11

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Metro Aviation completes first AS350 Cobham HeliSAS installation

Metro Aviation completes first AS350 Cobham HeliSAS installation

Air medical service provider and helicopter completions specialist, Metro Aviation has recently completed the first installation of the Cobham HeliSAS autopilot system for an air medical AStar owned and operated by the company.  Metro Aviation was instrumental in the development and subsequent FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the AS350 and EC130 model type helicopters… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 25-May-11

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02-Apr-11 N262MH Eurocopter EC145 Cleveland, US-Ohio

After landing, port side hydraulics compartment cowling was discovered open, and had contacted the main blades in flight – but only taking paint off, not damaging them.  One camlock was missing from the cowling

02-Apr-11

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Metro Aviation announces innovative iPad app

Metro Aviation announces innovative iPad app

Metro Aviation, Inc. has announced an industry first iPad App now available to provide customers with a familiarization and training tool for installed equipment description, functionality and operation, among other uses. The company plans to include the Eurocopter AS350, EC130, EC135, EC145 and EC145T2 as well as the EC155 model type helicopters as part of… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 23-Mar-11

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17-Mar-11 N913ET Eurocopter Bo105 Athens, US-Texas

Bird strike on approach to land at base

17-Mar-11

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Three US operators sign as launch customers for the EC145T2

Three US operators sign as launch customers for the EC145T2

Eurocopter’s new EC145 T2 helicopter, which was unveiled with fanfare today at Heli-Expo 2011, has attracted three U.S. operators as its launch customers: Metro Aviation, Lewis Energy Group and Leading Edge. Metro Aviation signed for five of the rotary-wing aircraft to be used in emergency medical services (EMS), continuing the company’s nearly three-decade relationship with… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 07-Mar-11

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Metro Aviation develops first EMS EC155B1 interior for US customer

Metro Aviation develops first EMS EC155B1 interior for US customer

As the result of a recent competitive bid award, Metro Aviation, Inc. will finish three Eurocopter EC155B1 critical care transport helicopters for The University of Michigan Health System Survival Flight program.  Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Survival Flight will enter service with their first EC155B1 in September 2011 and will replace the current fleet of… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 07-Mar-11

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Metro Aviation appoints new assistant director of operations

Metro Aviation appoints new assistant director of operations

Metro Aviation, Inc. has announced that Richard E. “Rich” Gross has recently been hired as the Assistant Director of Operations for the company. Gross brings with him over twenty years in the helicopter business with extensive experience with air medical and law enforcement flight operations around the country. Prior to joining Metro Aviation, Gross held… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 06-Mar-11

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EMS EC135 makes precautionary landing at Boston Logan Airport

EMS EC135 makes precautionary landing at Boston Logan Airport

A Eurocopter Ec135 of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Airborne Response Team “D-HART” made a precautionary landing at the busy Boston Logan Airport today after the pilot reported difficulties with one engine.  Airline operations were not affected in the way that Britain’s London City Airport came to a standstill yesterday after a similar emergency. It was on its… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Mar-11

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04-Mar-11 N235DH Eurocopter EC135P1 Boston, US-Massachusetts

A Eurocopter Ec135 of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Airborne Response Team “D-HART” made a precautionary landing at the busy Boston Logan Airport today after the pilot reported difficulties with one engine.

04-Mar-11

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Metro Aviation lands third customer in Ohio

Metro Aviation lands third customer in Ohio

16 NOV 2010 — Shreveport, Louisiana U.S.A. — Longtime traditional air medical transportation provider and helicopter completion specialist, Metro Aviation, Inc. will soon be providing helicopter air medical services (AMS) to MedFlight, based in Columbus, Ohio. The AMS operation will be the third for Metro Aviation in the state of Ohio and will include a… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 17-Nov-10

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North Flight Data Systems acquires OuterLink flight data system product line

North Flight Data Systems acquires OuterLink flight data system product line

NORTH Flight Data Systems, LLC is pleased to announce the planned acquisition of the OuterLink Flight Data System product line. NORTH Flight Data Systems was recently formed through a partnership between Jeffery Warner, former VP of Sales & Marketing for OuterLink, and Metro Aviation, Inc. of Shreveport, LA. A binding Letter of Intent has been… Read more »

Source: North Flight Data Systems, 15-Oct-10

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Metro Aviation to complete EC145 for Nightingale Regional Air Ambulance

Metro Aviation to complete EC145 for Nightingale Regional Air Ambulance

Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Norfolk, VA, home to Nightingale Regional Air Ambulance has chosen Metro Aviation, Inc. to perform the air medical completion for a recently purchased EC145 helicopter from American Eurocopter. Metro will finish the aircraft in an air medical configuration with a single pilot IFR and a night vision goggle compatible cockpit and… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 13-Oct-10

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Metro Aviation enhances EC145 EMS interior for better ground ambulances

Metro Aviation enhances EC145 EMS interior for better ground ambulances

Metro Aviation has announced the enhancement of the EC145 air medical interior with the capability to now use the Ferno Model 28A1 litter assembly with ground ambulances. The adaptation will allow the easy and safe transition between the aircraft mounting system to ground ambulances that utilize a Stryker or Ferno gurney system. The company developed… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 13-Oct-10

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Metro Aviation signs 12 aircraft MOU with American Eurocopter

Metro Aviation signs 12 aircraft MOU with American Eurocopter

From booth number 1423 at the 2010 Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, American Eurocopter announced that Metro Aviation Inc., has entered into an MOU for 12 aircraft. The mix will include EC130’s, EC135s and an EC145 and will support the company’s ongoing growth and expansion of its Aircraft Operations Division. “Metro… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 12-Oct-10

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Sandel delivers first HeliTAWS system to Metro Aviation

Sandel delivers first HeliTAWS system to Metro Aviation

Sandel Avionics has announced the delivery of its first HeliTAWS helicopter terrain safety system to Metro Aviation, Shreveport, LA, which will install the unit in one of its fleet of Eurocopter AS350 helicopters. Adding Sandel’s proprietary TrueAlertâ„¢ nuisance-alert elimination technology, off-airport landing capability and high-resolution 3-D terrain display capabilities to its Class A HTAWS functions,… Read more »

Source: Sandel Avionics, 21-Sep-10

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MedStat aeromedical program to aid Winston County

MedStat aeromedical program to aid Winston County

The company based in Winona officially began the air medical program in March and recently purchased a brand new helicopter from Eurocopter

Source: Winston County Journal, 01-Sep-10

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Metro Aviation continues law enforcement completion market pursuit

Metro Aviation continues law enforcement completion market pursuit

In the wake of another recent contract award for law enforcement completions from The State of Texas Department of Public Safety, Metro Aviation continues to refine its expertise in the market segment with new and innovative equipment integration and installation techniques. The company was also recently received competitive bid awards for law enforcement helicopter completions… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 20-Jul-10

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Metro Aviation delivers third completed EC145 to Travis County STAR Flight

Metro Aviation delivers third completed EC145 to Travis County STAR Flight

Travis County, STAR (Shock, Trauma, Air Rescue) Flight based in Austin, Texas has recently received and placed into operational service a new Eurocopter EC145 completed by Metro Aviation, Inc. This latest addition to the STAR Flight Flight fleet will expand the capabilities and mission readiness to the residents of Travis County and the surrounding Central… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 28-Jun-10

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HealthNet Unveils New Helicopter

The new Eurocopter EC135 has been completed by Metro Aviation

Source: WBOY, 27-Apr-10

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Metro Aviation selected to complete new Texas DPS AStars

Metro Aviation selected to complete new Texas DPS AStars

Shreveport, LA based Metro Aviation, Inc. will again provide comprehensive new helicopter completion services for the state of Texas and the Department of Public Safety (DPS) Aviation Section as the result of a recent competitive bid award. The company will receive the two new AS350B3 “green” airframes from the manufacturer this month and will begin… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 27-Apr-10

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Metro Aviation completes and delivers third EC145 for Cleveland Metro Life Flight

Metro Aviation completes and delivers third EC145 for Cleveland Metro Life Flight

Nationwide air medical aviation services provider and helicopter completion specialists, Metro Aviation, Inc. has recently completed and delivered the third EC145 to Cleveland Metro Life Flight in Cleveland, Ohio. Metro Life Flight is part of the MetroHealth System and is a critical care air medical transport program serving northeast Ohio and the surrounding region since… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 27-Apr-10

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Metro Aviation delivers new Massachusetts State Police EC135

Metro Aviation delivers new Massachusetts State Police EC135

After receiving a competitive bid award last year, north Louisiana based Metro Aviation, Inc. has delivered the first new law enforcement equipped Single Pilot IFR (SPIFR) EC135T2+ to the Massachusetts State Police Aviation Section. The comprehensively equipped aircraft was delivered in new “green” condition from the manufacturer to Shreveport, Louisiana where it underwent the extensive… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 23-Feb-10

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Metro Aviation launches offshore IFR, NVG, air medical EC135P2+ for Acadian Ambulance, Air Med Services

Metro Aviation launches offshore IFR, NVG, air medical EC135P2+ for Acadian Ambulance, Air Med Services

Nationwide air medical transportation service provider, Metro Aviation, Inc. recently announced the completion and delivery of an air medically equipped, dual pilot IFR offshore EC135 with NVG capability. The aircraft was finished at the Metro Aviation main facility in Shreveport, Louisiana and delivered to Acadian Ambulance, Air Med Services in Lafayette, Louisiana. The new addition… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 23-Feb-10

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MedStat EMS to base helicopter at Winona, Mississippi

MedStat EMS to base helicopter at Winona, Mississippi

MedStat EMS will base a medical helicopter in Winona to aid victims of traumatic injuries and critical illnesses, company officials announced

Source: Clarion Ledger, 29-Dec-09

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Metro Aviation selects CAE Flightscape for flight data analysis

Metro Aviation selects CAE Flightscape for flight data analysis

CAE Flightscape (Ottawa) and Metro Aviation Inc. (Louisiana) are pleased to announce that Metro Aviation has selected CAE Flightscape to provide the analytical solution component for its recently established Flight Operations Quality Assurance (FOQA) program

Source: CAE Flightscape, 29-Oct-09

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Metro Aviation to complete air medical EC135 and EC145 for Healthnet

Metro Aviation, Inc. has been awarded a completion contract to finish two air medically configured helicopters for HealthNet Aeromedical Services based in Charleston, West Virginia. HealthNet, a longtime air medical provider, will receive the new EC135 and EC145 as additions to their current operating fleet.

Source: RotorNews, 14-Oct-09

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American Eurocopter Delivers EC145 to Trinity Mother Frances Hospital’s Flight For Life Program

American Eurocopter has delivered an EC145 to Trinity Mother Frances Hospital’s Flight For Life program based in Tyler, TX. The aircraft is slated for completion at Metro Aviation, based in Shreveport, Louisiana, where it will be completed and configured for its EMS mission.

Source: American Eurocopter, 16-Sep-09

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AFS and Metro Aviation Collaborate on Innovative EC135 Inlet Barrier Filter Design

Aerospace Filtration Systems and division of the Aerospace and Defense Group, announces a new partnership with Metro Aviation of Shreveport, La., on the development of an innovative Eurocopter EC135 Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) system.

Source: AFS, 14-Sep-09

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Metro Aviation to exhibit at the annual ALEA Conference

Source: Vertical, 21-Jul-09

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19-Jun-09 N911GF Eurocopter AS350B2 Great Falls, US-Montana

19-Jun-09 N911GF Eurocopter AS350B2 Great Falls, US-Montana

19-Jun-09

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Metro Aviation Receives Bell 407 FAA Repair Station Authorization

Source: ALEA, 16-Jun-09

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16-Jun-09 N885AL Eurocopter EC145 Redmond, US-Oregon

16-Jun-09 N885AL Eurocopter EC145 Redmond, US-Oregon

16-Jun-09

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Sandel Receives Order for ST3400H Helicopter TAWS from Metro Aviation

Source: Rotorhub, 02-Mar-09

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Metro Aviation chosen as exclusive provider for Med-Trans EC135 completions

Source: Vertical Magazine, 22-Feb-09

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