Superior Air-Ground Ambulance Service, an Illinois-based critical care transport provider, is returning to the Metro Aviation family of customers this summer, beginning with two new medically-equipped Learjet 45 fixed-wing aircraft for organ procurement and patient transport services. Headquartered in Shreveport, Louisiana, Metro Aviation is one of the largest traditional air medical providers in the US, operating more than 140 aircraft for over 35 customers across the country.
In July, Superior will establish a new base with Metro Aviation with an Airbus EC135 in Waukesha, Wisconsin. A few months later, Metro will assume operations of Superior's current EC135 Illinois-based operations in West Chicago and Kankakee.
“We are very happy to be returning to the Metro family. As we grow our air division with the addition of two jets for organ procurement/medical transports and the establishment a third helicopter base, it was important that we partner with an organisation that shares our values,” says Superior Air-Ground Ambulance Service executive director Cherie Leigh Pepping.
Launched in 2007, Superior's CAMTS-accredited air ambulance division, Superior Air Med, provides critical care in the air with an onboard paramedic and nurse to Chicago and its surrounding communities and northwest Indiana.
“We are excited to be rejoining forces with Superior Air Med,” concludes Metro COO Kenny Morrow. “We helped launch Superior Air Med in 2007 and are working hard to begin fixed-wing operations in June, as well as helping it expand to Wisconsin in July.”