Metro Aviation, based in Shreveport, Louisiana, has taken delivery of the first Airbus EC145e helicopter produced at the Airbus assembly plant in Columbus, Mississippi. The delivery is part of an order for 25 aircraft placed by Metro in 2018, Airbus said. The remaining helicopters will be delivered from the Columbus plant. The Airbus EC145e is the third Airbus model to be produced in the U.S. by workers in Columbus. 

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