On an otherwise typical day in January, a helicopter operated by Metro Aviation lifted off in Indiana. That helicopter belongs to Indiana University Health, and that flight marked the one-millionth flight hour for Metro Aviation.
Metro Aviation has no reason to slow down on their celebrations. The company celebrated 40 years in 2022, and with this latest milestone, it seems they are just tapping the surface of what they’ll accomplish over the next four decades.
“This is a huge accomplishment for the entire Metro family,” said Metro VP Todd Stanberry. “It’s the continued commitment of not just our pilots and technicians, but our customers, their communication centers, our records department, admin and management, and the thousands of people that have trusted us over the years.”
As a purely traditional, family-owned air medical operator, Metro operates and maintains 170 aircraft for 43 programs across the country. Stanberry will tell you that it’s the people that make it all possible.
“We are the best of the best, period. We do it different here. There are incredible stories behind every minute of these one million flight hours. Within them, we have flown 704,228 patients who wouldn’t have otherwise received the care they needed and deserved. But it doesn’t stop there. The number of lives positively impacted as a result of all the work that went into flying that many hours is untold. From the first hour logged from a single-wide trailer in 1982 to the millionth hour logged, there have been thousands of folks involved, all working tirelessly and proudly. They don’t do it because we told them to. They do it because they LOVE it. I can’t help but smile when I think about these amazing people. I hope everybody gets a chance to meet them.”
Metro Aviation is in Atlanta for Heli-Expo, March 7-9. Stop by Booth #C4012 on March 8 at 10:30am for the company’s annual press event and Mardi Gras celebration, complete with limited edition beads and King Cake.
About Metro Aviation:
Metro Aviation, Inc., based in Shreveport, Louisiana, United States is a worldwide provider of completion services for all missions and types of helicopters and specializes in the EC135 and EC145 with several Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) developed by the company for these and other aircraft. Metro is an FAA approved repair station, approved Airbus (Eurocopter) Service Center and FAR Part 135 air medical operations provider at several locations across the United States. The company is privately held and is one of the largest traditional air medical providers in the country. For additional information regarding Metro Aviation, Inc. and any of its products or services, please contact Kristen King Holmes at 318.698.5200 or [email protected].