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Feb
08
2017

Metro Aviation welcomes Mountain Area Medical Airlift

Posted by jhadmin

08 FEB 2017 – Shreveport, LA – 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 MAMA as its newest operations customer and looks forward to a long partnership.

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Jan
31
2017

Metro Hires Director of Customer Revenue Cycle Support

Posted by jhadmin

31 JAN 2017 – Shreveport, LA – 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 Director of Customer Revenue Cycle Support and is excited about what she will bring to the table.

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Dec
14
2016

University of Utah AirMed joins Metro Aviation Family

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14 DEC 2016 – Charlotte, NC – Metro Aviation recently welcomed the University of Utah’s AirMed program to its family of operations customers with the recent delivery of three Bell 407GX helicopters and a PC 12-45e, and assumption of flight operations in November. With the addition of the new aircraft, the AirMed fleet consists of five Bell 407GX’s, an EC145, a PC-12/47E and a PC-12/45.

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Dec
14
2016

Metro Aviation receives HeliSAS STC for EC145e

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Charlotte, NC – Metro Aviation, with the Genesys Group, recently received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the EC145e, a lightweight twin-engine aircraft maintaining the same power, performance and reliability of the legacy EC145.

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Sep
30
2016

Lee Johnston named Regional Aviation Manager

Posted by jhadmin

30 SEP 2016 - Shreveport, Louisiana – 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, and earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix.

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Sep
08
2016

PAC International delivers Bell 407GX to AirMed/University of Utah Health Care

Posted by jhadmin

08 SEPT 2016 – Mount Pleasant, PA – PAC International (PAC), a Metro Aviation company, has delivered a fully customized Bell 407GX to the University of Utah’s AirMed program, located in Salt Lake City, Utah. Established in 1978 as the eighth air medical transport program in the nation, AirMed provides care throughout northern Utah and Wyoming.

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Aug
31
2016

Metro Aviation launches air medical service with West Michigan Air Care

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Shreveport, LA – 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.

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Aug
25
2016

Argentina certifies simulators at Helicopter Flight Training Center

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25 AUG 2016 - Shreveport, Louisiana – The Administración Nacional de Aviación Civil (ANAC) Argentina has certified three simulators at the Helicopter Flight Training Center (HFTC) in Shreveport, Louisiana. Two inspectors recently spent time at the HFTC and certified the EC135 Level D full motion simulator, AS350 Level 7 flight training device and BH407 Level 7 flight training device for Argentinian pilots.

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Jul
27
2016

Metro Aviation welcomes new OCC Manager

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27 JUL 2016 - Shreveport, Louisiana – As an air medical operator, Metro Aviation relies heavily on the Operational Control Center (OCC) to monitor their 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 of knowledge across all aspects of the industry. Metro has identified all of those skills and more in its new OCC Manager, Ann Lowell.

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Jul
18
2016

Metro Aviation boosts industry safety with the development and integration of Complete Flight OCC Module

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18 JUL 2016 - Shreveport, Louisiana – 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 App for iPads, and recently expanded their capabilities with the company’s web-based interface to comply with the new FAA Helicopter Air Ambulance rule regarding OCC changes.

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Jul
13
2016

North America’s first 145 full motion simulator arrives at Helicopter Flight Training Center

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13 JUL 2016 - Shreveport, Louisiana – North America’s first H145 Level D full motion simulator has arrived at the Helicopter Flight Training Center, a Metro Aviation company. The state-of-the-art simulator is currently being installed at the training center in Shreveport, La.

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Jul
12
2016

Metro Aviation delivers first EC145e to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

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12 JUL 2016 – Shreveport, LA – 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.

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Jul
08
2016

METRO AVIATION OBTAINS STC AND COMPLETES FIRST TWO HIGH PERFORMANCE AIRBUS H135S IN THE U.S.

Posted by jhadmin

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 service operators.

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Tags: Airbus Helicopters CALIFORNIA SHOCK TRAUMA AIR RESCUE CALSTAR H135 metro aviation
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Mar
02
2016

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta chooses EC145e

Posted by jhadmin

02 MAR 2016 – Shreveport, LA – 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 excited to begin operating the variant in the U.S.

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Mar
01
2016

Outerlink answers the NTSB 2016 Most Wanted List

Posted by jhadmin

01 MAR 2016 – Louisville, KY – The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently released its 2016 Most Wanted list of transportation safety improvements. Topping that list is the expanded use of recorders to enhance transportation safety. The NTSB recommends the use of “cockpit image recorders” and “encourages operators across the industry to routinely review the recorded information in structured programs.”

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Mar
01
2016

Metro Aviation announces EC145e Early Market Introduction Offer

Posted by jhadmin

01 MAR 2016 – Louisville, KY – When Metro Aviation committed to the purchase of six Airbus Helicopters EC145e’s in 2015, it became the first worldwide customer for the new lighter weight and lower cost version of the successful Airbus EC145, as well as one of the few companies allowed to directly sell the aircraft. Now, the world’s largest air medical completion center is announcing an Early Market Introduction offer for others interested in the increased productivity and economic value the EC145e can bring to a helicopter fleet.

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Feb
26
2016

FLIGHTSAFETY TO OFFER AIRBUS HELICOPTERS EC145 TRAINING IN SHREVEPORT USING A LEVEL D QUALIFIED SIMULATOR

Posted by jhadmin

NEW YORK (February 26, 2016) - FlightSafety International announces that it will offer training for the Airbus Helicopters EC145 using a new Level D qualified simulator located at the Helicopter Flight Training Center, a Metro Aviation company, in Shreveport, Louisiana. This is the first simulator of its kind in North America. It was developed in conjunction with Metro Aviation. Training is scheduled to begin later this year. Initial and recurrent training will be provided by FlightSafety under its Part 142 single certificate.

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Jan
06
2016

Metro Aviation welcomes new Director of Safety

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Metro Aviation is committed to safety at the highest level and is often among the first to adopt new safety initiatives, even before required by the FAA. Metro is honored to announce that industry veteran Ed Stockhausen is stepping into the company’s role of Director of Safety.

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Dec
29
2015

Metro Aviation hires second Director of Transport Business Services

Posted by jhadmin

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.

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Nov
19
2015

PAC International employees further education

Posted by jhadmin

PAC International, a Metro Aviation company, is committed to continuing education and developing a quality workforce. Annual training is encouraged for PAC employees, as well as working toward industry licenses and certifications.

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Oct
27
2015

Metro Aviation launches air medical service with Cooper University Health Care

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Long Beach, CA – 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.

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Oct
21
2015

Metro Aviation/ CTS Partnership for SMS Training

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Computer Training Systems, Inc. (CTS), the leader in computer-based aviation training and Metro Aviation, an international provider of helicopter transport services with a reputation for excellence, have created a partnership to develop online Safety Management Systems (SMS) training.

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Oct
20
2015

Metro Aviation Congratulates Terry Palmer, 2015 Jim Charlson Award Recipient

Posted by jhadmin

20 OCT 2015 – Long Beach, California – The Jim Charlson Aviation Safety Award, sponsored by Airbus Helicopters, 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.

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Oct
19
2015

Metro Aviation exhibits at Air Medical Transport Conference

Posted by jhadmin

19 OCT 2015 – Long Beach, California – Metro Aviation is excited to exhibit at the Air Medical Transport Conference May 19-21 in Long Beach, California. The leader in helicopter completions and air medical operations is showcasing an EC145 from Memorial MedFlight, an aircraft completed by Metro in 2013 for its operations customer in South Bend, Indiana.

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Oct
19
2015

Metro Aviation receives DOD CARB approval

Posted by jhadmin

19 OCT 2015 – Long Beach, CA – 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).

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Aug
07
2015

Metro Aviation delivers H145 to Suffolk County Police Department

Posted by jhadmin

The Suffolk County Police Department recently added a new H145, formerly known as the EC145, to its fleet, replacing an older AS350B2. Metro Aviation completed the twin-engine aircraft at its completion center in Shreveport, Louisiana.

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Jul
31
2015

Metro Aviation delivers North America’s first H145 T2

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31 JUL 2015 - Shreveport, Louisiana – Metro recently delivered its 75th H145 completion and the first H145 T2 in North America to Dare MedFlight, a leading air medical provider serving North Carolina’s Dare County. As the launch customer for the H145 T2, Dare County worked closely with Metro Aviation to ensure the new airframe fit their exact mission profile.

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Jul
13
2015

Metro Aviation will attend ALEA with Travis County STAR Flight and the EC145e

Posted by jhadmin

13 JUL 2015 – HOUSTON, TX - Nestled in the heart of Shreveport, Louisiana, Metro Aviation’s sprawling, 160,000 square-foot completion facility produces aircraft for some of the world’s most notable law enforcement, air medical and corporate entities. The worldwide completion leader will be exhibiting at this year’s Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) conference and exposition at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX from July 15-17.

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May
04
2015

Metro Aviation hires Director of Transport Business Services

Posted by jhadmin

Shreveport, Louisiana – Metro Aviation has experienced exponential growth over the last five years. As its family of operations customers has grown, Metro has steadily brought in fresh faces to ensure the company is providing the outstanding customer service it has become known for in the HEMS industry.

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Apr
20
2015

The Helicopter Flight Training Center welcomes first international customers

Posted by jhadmin

Shreveport, Louisiana – When it comes to training, a simulator is the most realistic environment for a pilot other than flying an actual aircraft. High-tech simulators can prepare pilots for a variety of situations they may encounter in real life. The demand for simulator training is increasing as the helicopter industry strives for a safer work environment.

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