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Helicopter crash in Grand Canyon
« on: February 11, 2018, 05:11:27 PM »
A sightseeing helicopter has crashed in Arizona,in the Grand Canyon West area,3 people have been killed.

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Re: Helicopter crash in Grand Canyon
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2018, 12:26:44 PM »
Sad and sorry to hear that  :o  it was only a year ago I was there, although used a different company to the one involved.


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Re: Helicopter crash in Grand Canyon
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2018, 01:59:55 PM »
StandardAero signed an MoU with Papillon Airways for 40 retrofittable crash-resistant fuel tanks (CRFTs) for Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopter's fleet of Airbus AS350B3s and EC130B4. The CRFT installations are expected to begin in April.

“Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters has made the commitment to lead our industry by retrofitting our tour fleet with recently FAA-certified crash-resistant fuel systems,” said Papillon Airways owner and executive v-p Lon Halvorson. EASA certification is expected soon.


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