Metro Aviation, a helicopter completion centre and provider of FAR Part 135 air medical operations across the US, has appointed Justin Painter as repair station chief inspector. He replaces Nick Bruton, a long-time Metro employee who retired in January after 35 years.
Painter joined Metro Aviation in 2010 as a hangar mechanic. As a mechanic in the Shreveport, Louisiana-based repair station and at Metro's former Little Rock base, he proved his aptitude and knowledge of the nuances of aircraft maintenance. He was promoted to assistant chief inspector in 2018, and will now serve as chief inspector.
“Justin is dependable, hard-working and an overall great guy to work with,” says director of maintenance Shawn Bruton. “Metro works to the highest standards, and Justin is an extension of that commitment.”
Metro Aviation's completion centre and repair station delivers an average of 35 aircraft annually.