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Metro Aviation Sparks New Era of Helicopter Safety


Metro Aviation recently showcased the Airbus Helicopters EC145e capabilities during the Air Medical


Transport Conference with the University of Utah Health’s AirMed helicopter.


The helicopter was displayed at Metro Aviation’s AMTC booth, and served as a benchmark for the aircraft’s configuration possibilities. Conference attendees witnessed first-hand the aircraft’s mission- specific gear tailored to Utah’s topography and the aircraft’s lighter payload, partially credited to the Visual Flight Rules system’s lighter autopilot package.


This lighter autopilot and the removal


of other bulkier equipment native to the EC145 has given the EC145e an additional 325 pounds of useful load.


The aircraft’s VFR platform caters to AirMed’s service area – the increase in useful load allows the helicopter to fly at higher altitudes with a higher safety margin. Metro’s partnership with Genesys Aerosystems introduced supplemental type certificates to include a two-axis Helisas, complementing the Garmin G500H EFIS and 2 Garmin GTN series GPS/Comm/Nav radios. A single- pilot Genesys EFIS Display system with a three-axis Helisas autopilot, creating the option for single-pilot instrument flight rules (SPIFR) for the EC145e, is expected to receive STC certification in December.


“This aircraft far exceeds my expectations. We had the room to access the entire patient, the mounting system was convenient and readily accessible, and the loading system was extremely easy to use,” said AirMed flight nurse Brian Simpson. “The


avionics package in the cockpit was very user friendly. We also had the power to easily lift out of a hospital with power to spare.”


Metro Aviation outfitted the helicopter with a standard air ambulance package and equipped it for hot environments, high altitude conditions and avalanche rescues. AirMed expanded their fleet with the EC145e following Metro Aviation’s unprecedented 25-aircraft purchase of the model.


Airbus Helicopters Featured Industry- Leading H145, H130 Helicopters and Vintage Alouette at AMTC


Airbus Helicopters Inc.recently highlighted its role as the U.S. market leader for air medical transport rotorcraft at the Air Medical Transport Conference. Two of the most powerful and modern aircraft used by air medical transport providers, the twin- engine H145 and a single-engine H130, were on display at the AMTC conference.


The featured H145 is the third aircraft from the proven H145 family to be operated by Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center, a South Dakota-based integrated health system offering the Careflight service.


“The H145 allows us to provide the most advanced care during our patient transports as it encompasses state-of- the-art aviation technology and the latest safety standards,” said Avera Program Manager Lee Bollock. “With this multi- faceted aircraft, Careflight continues to build the Avera brand promise and places patient care and safety at the forefront of our day-to-day operations.”


In addition to the most modern aircraft being displayed at AMTC, a replica of the Flight For Life Colorado Aérospatiale (now Airbus) Alouette III was featured. The Alouette was donated by Airbus and restored as a replica of an early civil air medical helicopter by United Rotorcraft with the help of Air Methods for display at


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the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum in Denver.


Check out this video of Will Fulton, Airbus Helicopters Inc.’s head of marketing, talking about Airbus’ long-standing support of the air medical community in North America.


https://youtu.be/vVdWa42GM9g


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