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Metro Aviation begins completion of EC145 for Boston MedFlight

4 APRIL 2013 - Shreveport, LA --    
Metro Aviation visited with representatives from Boston MedFlight and American Eurocopter recently to begin production of MedFlight's new EC145.  The new aircraft will replace one of their two BK117 C1s. The new fleet configuration will include the EC145, BK117, and the S76.
"We are excited about operating our very first EC145 and look forward to having this aircraft help us provide safe and exceptional care to our community," said Charles Blathras, Chief Operations Manager for Boston MedFlight. "In addition to our first EC145, this is also our first experience working with Metro Aviation for the completion phase of this aircraft and we appreciate their focus on providing a product and service that meets our needs."
The new aircraft will include the Metro Aviation EMS kit, Stryker MX Pro Litter, onboard LOX system, medical seating for three and other custom features.  The aircraft will also be equipped with North Flight Data Systems' Light Aircraft Recording System (LARS), Metro Aviation STC Super Night Scanner, SX5 Mini Night Sun, and a balloon pump.
"Metro clearly has the experience to produce innovative solutions for the unique operational needs of the air medical provider.  They have a systematic and methodical approach, which has provided us with a clear understanding of what to expect and is both simplistic and creative. Having now been welcomed into the Metro family of customers with that unique 'southern hospitality' and with a collaborative effort, we look forward to a superior product that will be the cornerstone of our fleet," said Blathras.
Boston MedFlight is a critical care transport service transporting seriously ill or injured patients throughout New England.  The program is utilized for inter-facility transport, as well as scene response, neonatal intensive care transports and intra-aortic balloon pump flights. 
The completion of Boston MedFlight's EC145 is contracted through American Eurocopter.  Metro Aviation will deliver the completed aircraft this July. 
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 Aviation 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 mgeltz@metroaviation.com.

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