29 January 2020 – Anaheim, Calif. – The Helicopter Flight Training Center, a Metro Aviation company, announced today the hire of Robert Stevenson, a 20- year industry veteran, as its training center sales director.
In this role, Stevenson will manage and build industry partnerships while developing growth strategies for the company. He will oversee the promotion of the state-of-the-art flight simulators housed at the center, which includes an EC145 and EC135 Level D full-motion simulator, as well as an AS350 Level 7 and Bell 407/GX Level 7 flight training device.
Prior to joining the Helicopter Flight Training Center, Stevenson worked as a regional sales manager for CAE. He earned his bachelor’s in aviation science and technology from The Ohio State University.
“We are excited to bring Rob into the Metro Aviation team and family,” said Kenny Morrow, Metro’s chief operating officer. “Rob’s values as well as his passion for customer service and tailored training solutions fit right into our philosophy of helping our customers succeed in safety and business. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience that will help the Helicopter Flight Training Center continue to grow and serve our industry.”
In addition to dry-leasing simulators, the Training Center offers a variety of aviation training solutions including a dedicated maintenance classroom for engine and airframe instruction along with an extensive CommLab course for communication specialists.
The training center revolutionized flight training in the helicopter sector when it partnered with FlightSafety International to introduce the first EC135 Level D full-motion simulator in 2014 and repeated that recipe for success with North America’s first EC145 Level D full-motion simulator in 2016. Since then, the center has seen significant growth, diversifying its simulator portfolio and course offerings to meet the demands of various training needs.
To learn more about the facility go to www.helicopterflighttrainingcenter.com or stop by HELI-EXPO booth #3624 to chat with Stevenson in-person.
About Metro Aviation:
Metro Aviation, Inc., based in Shreveport, Louisiana, United States is a worldwide provider of completion services for all missions and types of helicopters and specializes in the EC135 and EC145 with several Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) developed by the company for these and other aircraft. Metro is an FAA approved repair station, approved Airbus (Eurocopter) Service Center and FAR Part 135 air medical operations provider at several locations across the United States. The company is privately held and is one of the largest traditional air medical providers in the country. For additional information regarding Metro Aviation, Inc. and any of its products or services, please contact Kristen King Holmes at 318.698.5200 or [email protected].