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News > Metro Aviation Selects 12 Aircraft from American Eurocopter


Metro Aviation Selects 12 Aircraft from American Eurocopter

October 11, 2010

Grand Prairie, Texas – From booth number 1423 at the 2010 Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, American Eurocopter announced that Metro Aviation Inc., has entered into an MOU for 12 aircraft. The mix will include EC130’s, EC135s and an EC145 and will support the company’s ongoing growth and expansion of its Aircraft Operations Division.

“Metro Aviation provides the services, dedication, stability and support that is of the highest standard,” said Marc Paganini, President and CEO of American Eurocopter. “We value our longstanding business relationship with Metro Aviation and are delighted that we have entered into this agreement. We are looking forward to continuing to support them in the future.”

Metro Aviation, based in Shreveport, LA, has been in the air medical service business for over 28 years. The company currently operates 71 aircraft, which includes a fleet of 61 Eurocopter helicopters. With these aircraft, Metro Aviation serves 23 programs across the United States.

“This agreement will support Metro’s commitment to provide the highest quality products and safest traditional services to the preeminent medical providers in the United States,” said Mike Stanberry, President of Metro Aviation. “Our company has successfully invested in Eurocopter products for almost three decades and we are confident that these aircraft will serve our customers well for decades to come.”

Metro Aviation’s Aircraft Operations Division provides traditional aviation services including emergency transport as well as inter-hospital transfers. Metro Aviation’s Aircraft Completion Division provides turn-key completions for a wide range of medical, offshore, law-enforcement, VIP, corporate and utility helicopters.

About American Eurocopter
American Eurocopter is a helicopter manufacturer that produces, markets, sells and supports the broadest range of civil and para-public helicopters offered by any manufacturer in the United States. The company is a subsidiary of EADS North America Holdings, the North American operations of EADS, a global leader in aerospace, defense and related services, and is an affiliate of Eurocopter, the largest helicopter manufacturer in the world. American Eurocopter’s product line represents the most cost-effective, technologically-advanced helicopters, ranging from light single to heavy twin, serving all markets and missions. Company headquarters and main facilities are located in Grand Prairie, TX, with a large manufacturing and production facility in Columbus, MS, that produces the UH-72A for the U.S. Army’s Light Utility Helicopter program. 


For more information on American Eurocopter’s presence at AMTC 2010, see the related coverage from Fort Lauderdale, Florida:


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