This brings Metro Aviation’s total number of EC145e helicopters to 43.
“This new order comes as evidence of the sustained popularity of the EC145e among many air medical providers in the US, mainly because of its 200-300lbs payload increase compared to the legacy EC145 C2,” said Mike Stanberry, President at Metro Aviation. “Its simplified configuration, flexible cabin, and the fact that this aircraft is proven, powerful, reliable and affordable explain why demand has been so high.”
Romain Trapp, President of Airbus Helicopters, Inc. and Head of the North America region, said: “Airbus Helicopters has a longstanding relationship with Metro Aviation, who found a particular need within the industry and was able to fulfill those specific mission requirements with the EC145e. Airbus is pleased to support those offering new solutions in the industry, and we are especially proud to locally produce helicopters used for critical lifesaving missions.”