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On April 23, the Golden Helicopter entered into Papillon’s regular tour rotation and will be utilized throughout 2015. “This dazzling helicopter was created to commemorate our golden anniversary and to celebrate the greatest aviation team in the tourism industry,”


says Brenda Halvorson,


president and chief executive officer of Papillon Group.


Rossi Ralenkotter, president and CEO, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority adds, “I’m pleased to recognize and congratulate Papillon Group. The vision of Elling Halvorson helped bring a whole new type of attraction to Las Vegas – aerial tours. Papillon helped make Las Vegas the true gateway to the Grand Canyon and provides our visitors with an exhilarating new way to see the sights in and around Southern Nevada. Congratulations on 50 years and best wishes for many more.”


Breeze-Eastern’s BL-29900 is the industry’s premier rescue hoist. Its unique Reactive Overload Clutch (ROC) feature is a next-generation improvement over standard slip-clutch technology used by other manufacturers. The ROC offers superior protection under a hoist cable’s high steady-state loads as well as high shock loads. The company’s family of 29900 series rescue hoists provides the highest speed, fastest acceleration


and unlimited duty cycle for all-weather operations. These hoists are available for new production helicopters and for retrofit on existing rotorcraft.


The 1,000 hoists included recent deliveries of BL-29900 rescue hoists in support of a $13.5 million order received last year from the U.S. Army’s Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) to equip BLACK HAWK helicopters used


Breeze-Eastern Achieves 1,000th Hoist Delivery Milestone: Flagship Products Support Army Aviation Missions


Breeze-Eastern Corporation recently announced the milestone delivery of more than 1,000 BL-29900 rescue hoist systems.


“Building and delivering these 1,000 hoists is a point of pride for our team,” said President and CEO Brad Pedersen. “This milestone is a powerful reminder that our products support important lifesaving missions.”


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