Metro Aviation delivers third EC135 to Republic of South Korea

Metro Aviation EC135 KoreaMetro Aviation delivered a
third completed EC135 for the Republic
of South Korea today.
This third aircraft, delivered ahead of schedule, will join the first two
delivered earlier this month for an official viewing by the customer later next
week. (photograph by Jennifer Robison)

Operational services of the
first EC135 began on 1 September 2011. With the delivery of the third aircraft,
the Republic of South Korea will have the only three
civilian-operated aircraft in service in the country.

“Metro Aviation is the only
company able to meet all of our requirements in a very short time frame,”
stated Charlie Park, general manager of Korean Air. “The short time frame for completion
is great.”

Park added, “This is the
final contracted aircraft this year, but the Republic of South Korea
plans to increase the Korean Air fleet size to 16.”

Each of the EC135 aircraft
are equipped with Metro Aviation standard EMS
options, SPIFR, and air conditioning. Metro Aviation, Inc. will provide onsite
reassembly assistance and a flight-check before the third aircraft enters

Terry Spruce

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