Key Papillon staff proudly showcase recent awards and accolades for their ongoing commitment to safety and maintenance. From L to R: Lon Halvorson, executive vice president, Papillon Airways; Raymond Kendall, 145 accountable manager, Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters; Alan McKinney, principal maintenance inspector, Department of Transportation, FAA; Luis Garcia, director of maintenance, Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters and Brenda Halvorson, chief executive officer, Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters. (Photo Credit: Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters) LAS VEGAS (April 2021) – Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters, the world’s largest and longest-running helicopter tour company, is the recipient of two Diamond Awards from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for excellence in maintenance and compliance. Founded in 1991, the FAA Diamond Awards are considered the highest industry honors within the William O’Brien Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Awards program. The first AMT Diamond Award of Excellence was for the 135 Air Carrier and Operation Certificate. Air carriers achieve this status by ensuring 100 percent of their certificated aviation technicians receive William (Bill) O’Brien Awards for various areas and disciplines. The second AMT Diamond Award of Excellence was given for Papillon’s FAA 145 Certified Repair Station, which is a maintenance facility that has an FAA certificate issued under Title 14

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