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Rotorcraft Report: Metro Aviation to Complete Texas Public Safety Birds

By Staff Writer | February 1, 2008

SERVICES | COMPLETIONS

Metro Aviation, Inc. has been selected as the exclusive completion center to finish six new helicopters for the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The award to complete five new Eurocopter AS350B2s and one Eurocopter EC145 will be the first work performed by the company for the state of Texas. Metro Aviation is to complete the green aircraft at its new main facility in Shreveport, La., with the first airframe due to arrive from American Eurocopter this month.

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"It’s exciting to add the Texas Department of Public Safety to our customer base," said Metro Managing Director Milton Geltz. The department "has specified a very technologically advanced surveillance, tactical communications and avionics package."

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