Northwest MedStar takes delivery of new H135

Metro Aviation, based in Shreveport, Louisiana has delivered a new Airbus Helicopters H135 to Northwest MedStar.

MedStar operates a mixed fleet with four fixed wing aircraft and seven helicopters. Metro also operates all 11 aircraft for Northwest MedStar and has since August of 1994.

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Eveline Bisson, Northwest MedStar director said: “MedStar took delivery of its fourth replacement helicopter, and as usual Metro delivered this aircraft on time with the completion work done as expected. Metro always meets our expectations.”

“MedStar took delivery of its fourth replacement helicopter, and as usual Metro delivered this aircraft on time with the completion work done as expected. Metro always meets our expectations.”

The new H135 helicopter includes the same advanced flight and medical features of others in the fleet, but is the first Northwest MedStar helicopter with the Garmin GTN 750 system. This system meets the FAA requirement for all aircraft to be fitted with Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) equipment which must be installed by 2020.

Metro Aviation became the first to STC the equipment for Single Pilot IFR (SPIFR) in the fourth quarter of 2014. Northwest MedStar’s new aircraft is also fully compliant with the new FAA Part 135 Helicopter Air Ambulance (HAA) requirements.

 

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: terry@corporatejetinvestor.com or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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