Shreveport, LA — January 9, 2012— Metro Aviation, Inc. delivered the first of three EC145’s to Sanford Health at the end of last week. On hand for delivery was Kerry Berg, Director of Operations, Thomas Kitterman, Director of Maintenance and Orlen Tschetter, Vice President of Facilities & Planning from the Sanford Health-Sioux Falls Region.
The aircraft is complete with a full EMS configuration, operational options, single pilot IFR and air conditioning. In addition, this aircraft is equipped with the internal 10 Liter LOX system. Metro Aviation, Inc. currently offers single and dual external gas as well as single external LOX systems.
Milton Geltz, Managing Director for Metro Aviation, Inc. stated, “Due to the concerns of the customer about the harsh winter environment, the request was made to place the LOX in the aft cabin cabinet.”
Russell Garner, Metro Aviation, Inc. Production Manager added, “ The modification was made easier due to Metro’s initial design of the cabinet anticipating the future needs of a customer such as Sanford Health.”
Sanford Health plans to have this aircraft in service by the beginning of February at the Sioux Falls, ND location, replacing the Bell products currently in use for HEMS. The two additional aircraft are scheduled for delivery to the Sanford Heath in Fargo, ND in the first quarter of 2012.
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.