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    NEWS | First Flight State of Florida

    Metro Upgrades HealthFirst First Flight Air Ambulance

    Florida First Flight, the air ambulance helicopter from Health First healthcare, received an Airbus EC135P2+ single pilot Instrument flight rules (SPIFR) to replace its older EC135P1 visual flight rules (VFR) only aircraft

    * Metro Aviation operates the First Flight helicopter since 1995


    Metro Upgrades HealthFirst First Flight Air Ambulance

    Metro Aviation, March 02, 2023 - Shreveport, LA - Metro Aviation recently delivered an EC135 to Health First, headquartered in Melbourne, FL. The aircraft has Metro’s standard EMS interior, a Ferno litter, and the Outerlink IRIS system.

    “Health First’s air ambulance service, First Flight, is excited to take receipt of our new EC135 P2+ that allows us to continue offering the latest technology for the crew and patients in our community,” said Rob Spivey, First Flight Program Manager.

    “The aircraft offers advanced avionics, performance, and a state-of-the-art medical interior to support the critical care transport mission of Health First into a new era.”

    The new EC135 is Single Pilot IFR (SPIFR) equipped and will replace an older VFR aircraft.

    “Metro Aviation has been our partner for decades and has once again delivered an outstanding product in the completion and continues to deliver A+ service as our operations partner,” said Spivey.

    Metro Aviation has provided aircraft operations services to First Flight since 1995. “We have provided services for HealthFirst for the past 28 years, operating their previous EC135 for 23 of those years,” said Metro COO Kenny Morrow. “We are excited to continue to serve HealthFirst for the next 28!”

    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.

    First Flight old EC135

    Aircraft mentioned in this article :
    Eurocopter EC135P2+ N893HF Eurocopter EC135P1 N911HR

    This article is listed in :
    List of Air Medical Ambulance Services
    First Flight State of Florida
    Eurocopter EC135 in Metro Aviation


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