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Metro Aviation offers EC135 and EC145 STC innovative enhancements

05 MAR 2013 - Shreveport, Louisiana – Further advancing their well-established single pilot IFR (SPIFR) Supplemental Type Certificated (STC) approval for the EC135 series helicopters, Metro Aviation has added the capability of the Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning System (HTAWS). With this enhanced feature comes a new level of increased safety and operational efficiency that the company can offer embodied in one STC.

The company will also add the Garmin GTN series NAV/COM/GPS capability to both its EC135 and EC145 SPIFR STCs later this year. The new systems offer a wide range of ultra-modern features such as touch screen controls and seamless cockpit integration, as well as Multi-Function Display (MFD) capabilities that include ADS-B traffic and weather that meet the position source requirements. Other features of the GTN series include Gamma 3 WAAS enabled approaches, high resolution graphics, weather radar integration, intuitive menus, simplified data entry and ergonomic grips for operation in turbulence. Terrain alerting features are also incorporated into the GLN equipment with color coded terrain, terrain map overlays and HTAWS alerting. Remote transponder and audio processor operation, high output comm radios, Jeppesen Chatview™, XM WX Satellite Weather, U.S. SafeTaxi®, U.S. FliteCharts® and many other features are also available on some models of the Garmin GTN series. Metro Aviation will also fully integrate the new Geneva Digital Audio Communication System (DACS) into the Garmin GTN series equipment for maximum versatility.

Company Managing Director, Milton Geltz commented, “We are always looking for new and innovative ways to improve our safety equipment and services offered, not only in our operating fleet, but also to our completion customers around the world.”

Metro Aviation is a world leader in air medical transportation services as well as helicopter completions.

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 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 Milton K. Geltz at 318.222.5529 or

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