Aviation Services Partnerships
Metro Aviation was incorporated in 1982 as a helicopter charter, flight training, and maintenance operation. Their entry into the air medical service business came in November 1983 with two used Hughes 500-D model helicopters, when Metro Aviation entered into a long-term agreement to provide helicopter ambulance service for Schumpert Medical Center in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Today, Metro Aviation's reputation for excellence in helicopter transportation services is internationally recognized. As such, they have enjoyed substantial growth. It is important to note, however, that Metro Aviation's growth has been carefully controlled to assure their financial stability and to allow them the opportunity to select only the most qualified personnel. Regardless of their size, Metro has remained committed to the basic principles they outlined years ago and continue to practice.
Metro Aviation now has air medical transport operations throughout the United States. Hospitals sign long-term contracts with them because of the following advantages:
- caps on price escalation
- strong equity position
- commitment to minimizing aircraft downtime
- commitment to safety, service and leadership
Metro has developed and received FAA Supplemental Type Certificates (STC's) for many air medical components and installations including fixed and rotor-wing. This technology is now in place in a wide variety of helicopters working for programs throughout North America, the Middle East, Europe, and South America. In this highly competitive industry, there are many legitimate concerns when considering a service provider. Few companies can provide the services, dedication, stability and the excellence of Metro Aviation.