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Air Methods coming to Covington airport

Covington-As the city of Covington looks toward expanding its airport, a new tenant will help pave the way.

Air Methods Corporation, a rescue helicopter company which is currently located in Conyers, will soon move its offices to the second floor of the Covington Airport terminal after the city council unanimously passed a motion to engage in a lease with the air rescue company Monday.

The lease will allow Air Methods to use 4,000 square feet for a maintenance office, hangar space and crew quarters for $4,550 a month. The lease is for five years with one renewable term for an additional five years.

Air Methods Corporation is an air rescue company is based out of Englewood, Colorado and has been growing as an experienced medical operator since 1980. Air Methods has more than 300 bases of operations that serves 48 states.