|Artist’s rendering of the University of Michigan EC155 paint scheme.
Eurocopter has transferred the University of Michigan’s first EC155 to Shreveport, La.-based Metro Aviation for completions. It is the first of three EC155s scheduled for delivery to the university’s Survival Flight program this year. After the project is complete in October, the helicopter will become the first EMS-outfitted EC155 in the U.S., according to Eurocopter. Among the upgrades from Metro will be a customized University of Michigan paint scheme. Metro Aviation has also completed supplemental type certificate (STC) upgrades on two EC130s for Medflight Ohio, based in Columbus. Medflight is scheduled to receive six additional helicopters in October from Metro.