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Metro Aviation, Inc EC130’s Deliver to Medflight, Ohio

UNITED ROTORCRAFT SOLUTIONS COMPLETES Paris Air Show - 22, June, 2011-- Shreveport, LA --   Metro Aviation, Inc. recently completed two major STC programs on the Eurocopter EC130 selected by Medflight Ohio (Columbus) to replace a mixed and aging fleet. The first two completed aircraft were delivered to Medflight Ohio, on June 6th where Metro Aviation, Inc. will serve as the operator, replacing Omniflight Helicopters as the Operator. Following crew training and familiarization, training and pilot check rides, the aircraft will be placed into service. The remaining 6aircraft are to be completed and placed in service by Oct 2011.   The aircraft STC’s were split into two projects, Emergency Medical Equipment and Optional Equipment Kit.

 

The 130M-100 EMS kit includes the following Primary and Optional Equipment:

Primary Equipment Installations to Kit (Minimum Equipment):

130M-200 FLOOR PALLET INSTALL

130M-250 ISOLATION BARRIER INSTALL

130M-300 METRO/LIFEPORT PLS INSTALL

130M-400 SEATING INSTALL

130M-500 MEDICAL PANEL INST.

130M-800 MEDICAL GAS PANEL INSTALL

 

Optional Equipment Installations to Kit (can be selected individually):

130M-110 JUNCTION BOX INSTALL

130M-125 ELECTRICAL INSTALL

130M-640 LOX INSTALL (10 liter)

130M-700 REMOTE EQUIP MNT INSTALL

130M-710 STORAGE RESTRAINT PROVISIONS INSTALL

130M-720 MEDICAL SUCTION INSTALL

130M-730 MED AIR INSTALL

 

130M-810 RH IV SUPPORT INSTALL

130M-900 MEDICAL INVERTER

 

The 130M-OPT Optional Equipment includes the following component installations (selected individually):

 

130M-105 BLACKOUT CURTAIN INSTALL

130M-111 JUNCTION BOX INSTALL

130M-140 PORTABLE OXYGEN MOUNT INSTALL

130M-164 CABIN LIGHTING SYSTEN  Install

130M-167 LH CARGO LIGHT INSTALL

130M-168 RH CARGO LIGHT INSTALL

130M-169 AFT CARGO LIGHT INSTALL

130M-170 LOADING LIGHT INSTALL

130M-185 AUXILARY LANDING LIGHT SYSTEM INSTALL

130M-195 CONTROLLABLE SEARCHLIGHT SYSTEM INSTALL

130M-550 MEDICAL EQUIPMENT RACK INSTALLATION

 

Milton Geltz, Managing Director for Metro Aviation, Inc. stated: “The equipment selected for installation by Medflight Ohio is comparable to a much larger airframe platform. Metro Aviation’s challenge was to reduce size, weight and complexity to match the performance goals of the single engine airframe. We think we accomplished this goal. Equipment can be selected individually to custom model the airframe configuration to the end user mission profile.” Geltz also went on to say; “Metro Aviation, Inc. choose a strategic partner for the Litter System in Lifeport, utilizing the Med Deck system with the TSO carbon fiber litter. This selection was based on the necessity to meet design critical loading criteria unique to not only the EC130 but the EC155B1 that we are in process of completing three of for the University of Michigan”. 

 

In conjunction with this program, Metro Aviation, Inc. worked cooperatively with Cobham/S-Tec HeliSaS to not only complete the STC program on the AS350B2, AS350B3 but also the EC130B4 an RGS (Garmin) to add the Radar altimeter feature on the Garmin G500H installation supplementing the HTAWS and Traffic System. Aviation Specialties Unlimited was selected for the NVG installation. The NORTH Flight Data Systems LARS System is scheduled for certification later this year. 

 

Geltz concluded by stating, “this program began with the customer selection of Metro Aviation for the completion of the aircraft and ended successfully by blending the customer mission profile requirements with Metro’s stringent operational requirements with the end result being an aircraft meeting our partners expectations and all currently proposed FAA/NTSB considered guidelines.” 

 

About Metro Aviation, Incorporated:

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 Geltz, Managing Director, Completions Manager at 1-318-222-5529 or mgeltz@metroaviation.com 

 

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