flightsafety, metro aviation celebrate 5 years of partnership

March 4, 2019

FlightSafety International and Metro Aviation celebrate five years of delivering training for single and multi-engine helicopters using Level D qualified simulators in Shreveport, Louisiana.

 “We are pleased to celebrate five years of training in Level D qualified simulators for single and multi-engine helicopters at the Metro Aviation Training Center in Shreveport, Louisiana,” said David Davenport, Co-CEO, President, Commercial. “Our longstanding relationship with Metro Aviation continues to enhance helicopter safety through comprehensive professional training programs using advanced technology simulators.”

Mike Stanberry, President and CEO of Metro Aviation, was instrumental in the development of the first EC135 Level D qualified full flight simulator to be installed in North America for use in business and commercial aviation. “Mike’s commitment and determination to enhance safety at Metro Aviation and throughout the commercial helicopter industry, is most appreciated and valued,” added David Davenport.

The EC135 and EC145 Level D qualified simulators installed at the Metro Aviation Training Center, are used extensively by Metro to train its pilots, and by FlightSafety instructors to deliver a wide variety of courses that meet the specific operational needs and mission requirements of other operators.

“This has been an exceptional and unusual partnership between Metro and FlightSafety International,” said Mike Stanberry.  “This is the first time FlightSafety International has partnered with an operator on this type of venture and I have always appreciated the fact that they joined forces with us to bring full motion Level D simulators to our industry that did not previously exist.”