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Aug
15
2022

Metro Responds to OSHA Decision

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There is an article circulating the web based on a press release from the US Department of Labor. Based on a complaint from a former pilot, OSHA claims we forced the pilot to resign.  The FAA conducted a separate investigation and found no substantiated violation by Metro Aviation of any FAA regulation or standard. The FAA investigation included reviewing Metro’s policies and procedures along with pilot interviews and found that we are operating safely in compliance with all applicable FAA regulations and standards.

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Tags: Metro Aviation
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Jul
29
2022

Metro Aviation delivers first new EC145e aircraft to LIFE FORCE Air Medical

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29 July 2022 – Shreveport, La. – LIFE FORCE Air Medical is upgrading its fleet of critical care helicopters with the addition of a new Airbus EC145e aircraft. It will be the first EC145e in the program’s history and will be replacing the LIFE FORCE 1 aircraft at their Cleveland, TN base.

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Tags: EC145e LIFE FORCE LIFE FORCE 1 Metro Aviation
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Jul
27
2022

Metro Aviation delivers new H125 to Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office

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27 JUL 2022 – Shreveport, La. – Metro Aviation recently completed and delivered a new H125 for the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. The completion was done in conjunction with aviation technology and wireless communications leader CNC Technologies and is the first aircraft Metro has completed for the department. The new aircraft will replace one of the department’s oldest aircraft, an AS350B2, in the fleet since 1991.

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Tags: H125 Metro Aviation Pinellas County Sheriff
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Jul
26
2022

Metro Aviation to attend APSCON 2022

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26 JUL 2022 – Reno, NV. - Metro Aviation, the largest air medical helicopter completion center in the world, will be in the Biggest Little City for the Airborne Public Safety Convention in Reno, NV, July 27-29. 

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Tags: APSCON Metro Aviation
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Mar
09
2022

Metro Aviation partners with Outerlink Global Solutions to provide another tool to address causes of fatal aviation accidents

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09 MAR 2022 – Dallas, TX – According to the US Helicopter Safety Team (USHST), Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) and Inadvertent flight into Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IIMC) were two of the top three leading causes of all fatal rotorcraft accidents from 2014 to 2018.  Metro Aviation and Outerlink Global Solutions, with the introduction of a first-of-its-kind onboard weather sensor system, aim to change these statistics.

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Tags: Heli Expo Metro Aviation USHST
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Mar
09
2022

Metro Aviation and Genesys Aerosystems enhance HeliSAS autopilot system on EC145e

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09 MAR 2022 – Dallas, TX –In February of 2019, Genesys Aerosystems, a Moog Inc. Company, with support from Metro Aviation, achieved FAA approval for the use of the Genesys HeliSAS (Helicopter Stability Augmentation System) autopilot configuration on the EC145e aircraft. The HeliSAS IFR system has since amassed over 30,000 operational hours of use, allowing pilots and operators an opportunity to provide crucial feedback on the performance of the system.

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Tags: Genesys Aerosystems Heli Expo HeliSAS Metro Aviation
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Mar
07
2022

Metro Aviation Celebrates 40 Years

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07 MAR 2022 – Dallas, TX– Metro Aviation began in 1982 as a helicopter charter, flight training, and maintenance operation. Today, it is the largest traditional air medical operator and largest air medical completion center in the world, operating 155 aircraft for 39 programs across the United States. This year, the company commemorates its 40th anniversary by celebrating its rich history and tradition, focusing on bringing that tradition into the future. 

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Tags: Metro Aviation
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Mar
04
2022

Metro Aviation delivers first of two new EC145e aircraft to Flight For Life

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04 MAR 2022 – Shreveport, LA – Flight For Life is upgrading its fleet of critical care helicopters with the addition of two new Airbus EC145e aircraft. The new helicopters will be replacing aircraft at their bases in Waukesha, WI, and Burlington, WI, and introducing a new paint scheme for the first time in fourteen years.

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Tags: Metro Aviation
Categories: Press Releases


Nov
01
2021

Metro displays two air medical aircraft at SHIFT AMTC 2021

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Fort Worth, TX – Metro Aviation is excited to return to SHIFT AMTC 2021 in Fort Worth! Metro’s booth at the air medical conference will feature a new EC145e for AU Health AirCare, one of Metro’s newest operations customers, and a refurbished EC145 for TriStar SkyLife.  Both aircraft were outfitted at Metro’s completion center in Shreveport, La.

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Tags: AMTC Metro Aviation
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