Metro Aviation tells HAI's Rotor News it is in the process of
completing the first of three EC155 B1 aircraft for the University
of Michigan Survival Flight. The aircraft will reportedly be the
first EC155 B1 equipped and operated with an EMS package in the
United States. The first aircraft is being painted in the
University of Michigan's maize and blue logo, similar to a Bell 430
currently in service for Survival Flight.
Since the university is the first customer for the EC155 B1,
preliminary design included the building of a scale model for
Survival Flight to review before completion of the aircraft.
Metro Aviation, Inc. was established in 1982 as a helicopter
charter, flight training, and maintenance operation facility.