Metro Aviation welcomes orders for six more EC145e medical helicopters

Childrens HOspital helicopter EC145e

Metro Aviation has received orders for six EC145e following the 2019 Air Medical Transport Conference, leaving 10 aircraft available for purchase.

With orders in place before the conference, Metro said it saw increased interest in the variant after providing demos to strong prospects during the three-day event. The in-flight demonstrations gave air medical leadership front row seats to experience the aircraft’s features which include an increased useful load, spacious interior, and capability for either SP/DPIFR or SP/DPVFR configurations.

Since the variant’s debut, Metro has completed eight EC145e aircraft for various EMS customers and recorded approximately 10,000 hours of flight time for the helicopter. Of those programs contributing to the flight hours, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has reported that the aircraft has exceeded functionality and efficiency expectations.