Published on : Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters received the No. 1 ranking for Best Helicopter Tour in North America. A panel of industry experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial nominees and then top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.
“We are incredibly honored to hold the title of the Best Helicopter Tour company in North America. It’s a testament to our team’s continuous commitment to providing award-winning experiences for our guests in Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon and beyond,” says Brenda Halvorson, chief executive officer, Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters.
This award represents the most recent accolade received by Papillon, the world’s largest and longest-running helicopter tour company. Earlier this year, Papillon received two Diamond Awards from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for excellence in maintenance and compliance. Initiated in 1991, the FAA Diamond Awards are considered the highest industry honors within the William O’Brien Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Awards program.
Prior to that, Papillon’s safety management system obtained full Stage Three registration with the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO), granted by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC). IS-BAO Stage Three represents the highest level of compliance with IBAC’s standard of best practices for aviation operations. IBAC granted Papillon the prestigious designation following an extensive, multi-year audit of its safety practices, safety reporting, dedication to ongoing improvement and overall safety-oriented company culture. No other aerial tour company serving Las Vegas or the Grand Canyon has obtained IS-BAO Stage Three designation.