Metro Aviation Expands New Training Center for Increased Opportunity

1 OCTOBER 2013 - Shreveport, Louisiana -- Metro Aviation finished its 12,000 sq. ft. training center in February and has already begun expanding the center to allow for more expansive training capabilities.  With the goal of providing a turnkey training solution to its customers, Metro is nearly doubling the space of its facility. 

One new addition is a dedicated maintenance overhaul classroom with concrete floors and workbenches.  Metro is currently hosting Turbomeca factory maintenance classes and Pratt & Whitney factory maintenance training through FlightSafety. 

"There is so much that we hope to accomplish here," said Terry Palmer, Director of Training for Metro Aviation.  "We are excited to help our customers and other operators develop safety programs suited for their specific needs."

The next scheduled class is a five-day course for the PW206/207 beginning October 28.  Metro Aviation is expected to make an announcement about future plans for the training center during their press event at the Air Medical Transport Conference in Virginia Beach. 

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 Kristen King Holmes at 318.698.5200 or kking@metroaviation.com.

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