Metro Aviation, PAC International enter Brazilian helicopter completions market

SHREVEPORT, La., 5 March 2013. Metro Aviation Inc. and PAC International, its wholly owned subsidiary and a provider of helicopter technical services, announced plans to enter the helicopter customization market in Brazil with the signing of a marketing partnership with Sierra Aeronautica of Sao Paulo, Brazil. 

Sierra Aeronautica, through CEO Marcos Braga, will provide marketing and sales leadership for customization of helicopters entering Brazil.

"The Brazilian helicopter market continues to outstrip sales of most countries in the world,” says Mike Stanberry, Metro's CEO.  Metro expects to develop a leadership role in the bourgeoning EMS operations of Brazil, while our subsidiary, PAC International, will serve the ever-present VIP transport segment. In fact, we have signed our first VIP completion project, an Agusta A109 for VIP transport that will be delivered to Brazil by mid-2013." 

"To actively support the Brazilian market and assure quick delivery into Brazil, both Metro Aviation and PAC International have completed applications and undergone onsite audits by Agencia Nacional de Aviacao Civil (ANAC), the Brasilian civil aviation authority,” says Milton Geltz, managing director for Metro Aviation Inc. “Metro has already received its ANAC Part 145 certificate."

Easily post a comment below using your Linkedin, Twitter, Google or Facebook account.

Featured Slideshows

Insight into UPS Flight 1354

The aerospace community and larger public have turned their attentions once again to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) in the U.S., as a "go-team" of 26 investigators strives to piece together the events that lead to the crash of UPS Flight 1354 on 14 Aug. 2013.

Enabling technologies: An open-source, two-seat aircraft

MakerPlane Inc., an open-source hardware and software organization, aims to revolutionize the aviation industry by enabling the use of low-cost digital manufacturing technologies to build aircraft quickly, safely, and at low cost.

Social Activity

Wire News provided by   


There is no current content available.

Most Popular Articles

All Access Sponsors

Download Our Free Apps



Follow Us On...

Avionics Article Archives

Click here for past articles