Metro Aviation to complete EC155 for ShandsCair

                      Eurocopter EC155
Metro Aviation
is preparing to complete another HEMS Eurocopter EC155, after completing the first three EC155 helicopters to be used for HEMS operations in the US in 2012.

“We are excited to partner with Metro Aviation for the medical completion of our EC155 aircraft,” said Staccie Allen, program director for ShandsCair Flight Program. “Metro is known throughout the industry for providing exceptional quality, and we have seen this first-hand with our EC135s as well.”

ShandsCair is the critical care transport system of Shands at the University of Florida.  The capabilities, speed and reliability the EC155 helicopter brings to the flight program will be a great compliment to the existing fleet of fixed wing and EC135 “Chopper Docs.”

ShandsCair’s aviation partner is the Dallas, Texas-based company, Med-Trans Corporation. Metro Aviation will receive the green airframe in the late third quarter of this year, with plans to deliver the EC155 to ShandsCair no later than the first quarter of 2014.

Photograph: University of Michigan Survival Flight Eurocopter EC155

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: or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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