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PAC International, Metro Aviation Enters  Brasilian Helicopter Completions Market

5 MARCH 2013 - Shreveport, LA --    
Metro Aviation, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, PAC International, a market leader in helicopter technical services, announces a marketing partnership with Sierra Aeronautica of Sao Paulo, Brasil.  Under the marketing agreement, Sierra Aeronautica, through its CEO, Marcos Braga, will provide marketing and sales leadership for customization of helicopters entering Brasil.
Mike Stanberry, Metro's CEO noted:  "The Brasilian helicopter market continues to outstrip sales of most countries in the world.  Metro expects to develop a leadership role in the bourgeoning EMS operations of Brasil, while our subsidiary, PAC International, will serve the ever-present VIP transport segment. In fact, we have signed our first VIP completion project, an Agusta A109 for VIP transport that will be delivered to Brasil by mid 2013."  Marcos Braga responded:  "I have conducted an exhaustive investigation of leading USA based completions centers to support my Brasilian client base and I'm confident that Metro-PAC has both the technical leadership and financial strength to provide outstanding service to the end customer."
Milton Geltz, Managing Director for Metro Aviation, Inc. stated, "To actively support the Brasilian market and assure quick delivery into Brasil both Metro Aviation, Inc and PAC International have completed applications and undergone onsite audits by Agencia Nacional de Aviacao Civil (ANAC) the Brasilian civil aviation authority.  Metro has already received its ANAC Part 145 certificate and we expect receipt of the PAC certificate prior to this year's Heli-Expo."
Metro Aviation, Inc. was established in 1982 as a helicopter charter, flight training, and maintenance operation facility. Since then, Metro Aviation, Inc. has grown substantially in size, and is internationally recognized for its excellence in helicopter transportation services. Today, Metro Aviation, Inc. is an FAA certified Airframe Modification, Maintenance, Inspection and Repair Center, and is proud to offer traditional services to its valued customers.
PAC International, acquired by Metro in 2012 has developed a world-wide reputation for providing a wide range of innovative, customer focused, and high quality helicopter completion and customizing services on Bell and Agusta Helicopters. The company has established a reputation for providing state-of-the-art services in helicopter painting, custom interior fabrication, and avionics installations. PAC has a long history of providing domestic and international law enforcement agencies and EMS operators with mission specific customizing featuring tactical communications and navigation systems, Infrared and day TV surveillance systems, emergency medical and search and rescue equipment, and special operations equipment.

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