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Sundance Helicopters partners with Las Vegas Outdoor Adventures

Sundance Helicopters partners with Las Vegas Outdoor Adventures

Sundance Helicopters, Inc., the most experienced and highest-rated experiential tourism company in Las Vegas, has partnered with Las Vegas Outdoor Adventures for “Sundance Heli & Outdoor Adventures,” tours geared towards adventure seekers that want a Sundance helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon with the option for a private scenic motorized tour around the Colorado River… Read more »

Source: Sundance Helicopters, 08-Sep-17

Maverick & Pink Jeep Tours launches Grand Canyon Tour

Maverick & Pink Jeep Tours launches Grand Canyon Tour

Award-winning helicopter operator, Maverick Helicopters, has partnered with leading offroad adventure company, Pink Jeep Tours, to offer a one-of-a-kind Grand Canyon sightseeing and aerial experience. Above, Below & Beyond Tour features highly-trained adventure guides and breathtaking views of the Grand Canyon West Rim from 3,500 feet below the rim, at the rim itself and aboard… Read more »

Source: Maverick Helicopters, 05-Sep-17

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Sundance Helicopters partners with Tropicana Las Vegas hotel

Sundance Helicopters partners with Tropicana Las Vegas hotel

Sundance Helicopters, Inc., one of the highest rated experiential tour companies in Las Vegas, has partnered with Tropicana Las Vegas – A Double Tree by Hilton Hotel (Tropicana) – to offer the “Tropi-Canyon,” two-night stay accommodations for two in a spacious deluxe room packaged with an awe-inspiring Grand Canyon helicopter tour. The Tropi-Canyon Experience will… Read more »

Source: Sundance Helicopters, 08-Feb-17

20 Year Anniversary for Maverick

20 Year Anniversary for Maverick

Brenda and Greg Rochna, the owners of Maverick are happy to celebrate the company’s 20th anniversary this year. Maverick is one of the top class helicopter tours, taking customers through the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam and the Vegas Strip. Brenda and Greg have worked hard and honestly to make the company what it is today…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Oct-16

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters opens new Hoover Dam heliport; Adds four tours

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters opens new  Hoover Dam heliport; Adds four tours

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters introduces four brand-new tours, making it easier than ever for guests to have an unforgettable “flightseeing” experience of the world-famous Hoover Dam at an exceptional value. With a new heliport located next to the Hoover Dam Lodge Hotel & Casino on U.S. 93, Papillon now flies guests closer to the dam… Read more »

Source: Papillon, 09-Aug-16

Papillon names Halvorson third generation to President roles

Papillon names Halvorson third generation to President roles

Papillon Group announces the promotion of third-generation Halvorson family members, Geoff Edlund and Jake Tomlin, to new roles within the company. Papillon Group’s Brenda Halvorson, who previously held the dual roles of president and chief executive officer for 22 years, has elevated Edlund to the position of president of Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters and Tomlin… Read more »

Source: Papillon Group, 01-Oct-15

Papillon prepares to launch gold H130 on Thursday

Papillon prepares to launch gold H130 on Thursday

Papillion Group, the tour company that flies from Las Vegas to locations such as the Grand Canyon, goes golden with one of its choppers. The golden helicopter joins the fleet on Thursday, April 16, to commemorate 50 years in business. The chopper joins the regular rotation of aircraft that has grown from 23 to 75… Read more »

Source: Papillion, 14-Apr-15

Papillon to unveil gold EC130T2 to celebrate 50th anniversary

Papillon to unveil gold EC130T2 to celebrate 50th anniversary

Attendees at the HAI (Helicopter Association International) HELI-EXPO 2015, the world’s largest helicopter exposition and trade show, will be among the first to see Papillon Group’s “Golden Helicopter,” created to celebrate the company’s 50th golden anniversary. The show will take place Tuesday, March 3 through Thursday, March 5. This occasion provides a rare opportunity to… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 01-Mar-15

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Maverick celebrates 10 Years at Grand Canyon South Rim Location

Maverick celebrates 10 Years at Grand Canyon South Rim Location

Today (Thursday, Feb. 5), marks Maverick Helicopters’ 10-year anniversary at its Grand Canyon South Rim location, adjacent to the Grand Canyon National Park. Throughout the years, the company has serviced thousands of flights to this landmark, deemed as one of the greatest “Seven Natural Wonders of the World.” Acquired in February 2005, Maverick Helicopters’ South… Read more »

Source: Maverick, 06-Feb-15

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Heli USA Airways files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Heli USA Airways files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corp., which leased the three Agusta helicopters to Heli USA, said that the tour company defaulted a year ago on the $32,000-a-month payments. Further, a company representative said Heli USA was not maintaining the helicopters correctly.  See full story

Source: Las Vegas Review Journal, 30-Oct-13

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Maverick Helicopters select Toshiba HD cameras for onboard imaging

Maverick Helicopters select Toshiba HD cameras for onboard imaging

Toshiba Imaging Systems Division (ISD) (Toshiba Imaging –www.toshibacameras.com), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., and leading manufacturer of ultra-compact high definition (HD) and high resolution CCD and CMOS video cameras, announces that the IK-HR1D, compact 1-chip CMOS, 2.1 megapixel high definition (HD) cameras have been selected for use by Maverick Helicopters (www.FlyMaverick.com– Las Vegas,… Read more »

Source: Toshiba Imaging, 21-Aug-13

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Grand Canyon Helicopters Unveils New Labor Day Holiday Flight Deals

Grand Canyon Helicopters Unveils New Labor Day Holiday Flight Deals

In anticipation of Labor Day weekend, Grand Canyon Helicopters, a leading information and discount-booking source for canyon air tours, announced the release of a set of new deals targeting flights from Las Vegas, NV, and Tusayan, AZ. “Labor Day is one of summer’s biggest holidays,” noted Keith Kravitz, owner of Grand Canyon Helicopters. “In most… Read more »

Source: Grand Canyon Helicopters, 19-Aug-13

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American Eurocopter delivers first EC130T2

American Eurocopter delivers first EC130T2

American Eurocopter has delivered the company’s first EC130 T2 to Maverick Aviation Group. The EC130 T2 is Eurocopter’s newest model, introduced to the industry at this year’s Heli-Expo. Maverick, a leader in the Las Vegas and Grand Canyon tourism industry, was one of the launch customers for the new product line with a signed agreement… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 03-Oct-12

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Grand Canyon Helicopters compares best 2012 packages and prices

Grand Canyon Helicopters compares best 2012 packages and prices

Grand Canyon Helicopters, a leading supplier of National Park flights from Las Vegas, released its list of the top-rated tour deals for visitors who plan to see the Park in 2012. The list, which the company has posted annually since 2008, is the result of months of researching nearly 100 air tours. Trips are segmented… Read more »

Source: Grand Canyon Helicopters, 29-Mar-12

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HAI meets with Senator McCain on Grand Canyon issue

HAI meets with Senator McCain on Grand Canyon issue

HAI President Matt Zuccaro and Government Affairs Vice President Ann Carroll on Thursday met with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.)to discuss concerns of air tour operators, especially those who operate over Grand Canyon National Park. With Zuccaro and Carroll for the meeting were Alan Stephen and John Becker of Papillon Helicopters, and Brian Brusa of Maverick… Read more »

Source: HAI, 27-Mar-12

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Maverick Helicopters orders 50 EC130T2 helicopters

Maverick Helicopters orders 50 EC130T2 helicopters

From Eurocopter booth #1917 at the 2012 Heli-Expo, Eurocopter introduced the EC130 T2 to the industry with another classic production and reveal event at the start of the 2012 Heli-Expo tradeshow. During the event, American Eurocopter customer Maverick Helicopters was announced as one of the launch customers for this new product line with a signed… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 12-Feb-12

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Maverick Aviation Group opens new 37,000 sq.ft Grand Canyon terminal

Maverick Aviation Group opens new 37,000 sq.ft Grand Canyon terminal

Home to Mustang Helicopters and Maverick Airlines, the state-of-the-art hangar is complete with a variety of amenities designed to bring comfort to our customers as they await their departure to the spectacular Grand Canyon. High-definition televisions broadcast tips and trivia, a quaint café awaits those customers looking to grab a quick snack or drink before… Read more »

Source: Maverick Aviation Group, 07-Feb-12

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Heli USA Airways reportedly buy seven AW119Ke

Heli USA Airways reportedly buy seven AW119Ke

Heli USA Airways are reportedly looking to buy seven AgustaWestland AW119Ke helicopters.  While no official announcement has been made by the manufacturer, it’s a case of “there’s no smoke without fire” with the following evidence What purports to be an AgustaWestland press release appearing on a US-based website Job positions being advertised clearly confirming the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Jul-11

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Papillon Orders five AS350 B3e helicopters – plus three options

Papillon Orders five AS350 B3e helicopters – plus three options

Grand Prairie, Texas – American Eurocopter announced today that Papillon Helicopters has placed an order for five AS350 B3e helicopters with options for three more. The aircraft will be used to expand the company’s fleet and will begin a replacement program for some of the company’s older helicopters. “The AS350 B3e showcases Eurocopter’s commitment to… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 29-Jun-11

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Grand Canyon operators say noise-reduction proposals could hurt business

Grand Canyon operators say noise-reduction proposals could hurt business

“The Park Service has done the unthinkable but not the unexpected; it has broken its public promise to the air tour community to not propose measures designed to drive the industry, along with many jobs, out of existence in Southern Nevada and Northern Arizona — which this will do,” Steve Bassett, president of the United… Read more »

Source: Las Vegas Review Journal, 06-Feb-11

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Air Maui opens in Grand Canyon and Las Vegas under Serenity Helicopters name

Air Maui opens in Grand Canyon and Las Vegas under Serenity Helicopters name

Serenity Helicopters has opened their doors as the newest provider of Las Vegas to Grand Canyon helicopter tours. Steve Egger, founder of Air Maui (a popular Hawaii helicopter tour provider), brings his 25+ years of experience and flawless safety record to the Las Vegas helicopter industry. Serenity takes pride in being a small company, which… Read more »

Source: Serenity Helicopters, 25-Oct-10

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Papillon Airways’ New Grand Canyon Tour Options

Papillon Airways’ New Grand Canyon Tour Options

Papillon Airways recently eliminated all of its existing packages in favor of simplified and lower-priced group booking by helicopter, airplane, or bus.

Source: BizBash, 20-Jan-10

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National Park Service To Settle Grand Canyon Noise Issue

After debating Grand Canyon air-tour noise for eight years, the Grand Canyon Working Group (GCWG) has left the issue to the National Park Service (NPS), which often supports environmentalist positions.

Source: AIN, 11-Sep-09

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