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ns New $8,000,000 Facility
Amid political uncertainty, Papillon Heliport. had to move into an older and much more
Helicopters made a bold move to secure Papillon’s decision to move to Boulder “used” hangar and passenger terminal.
its future by relocating its tour operations City had its pros and cons. The move did Soon after the move however, plans were
to the Boulder City Airport. In recent put Papillon into a more favorable busi- put in place to build a world class facility
years there has been an ongoing effort by ness climate and reduce operational costs. which would be tailor made to the busi-
County officials to move helicopter oper- The reduction in costs enabled the opera- ness of a helicopter tour operation. I was
ators away from Las Vegas McCarran tor to reach a new price point which im- given the pleasure of spending a day with
Airport. Officials are proposing to move proved competiveness. One of the initial Papillon following the Grand Opening
all helicopter operators to the future Sloan downsides to the move was the operation Ceremony for the Continued on page 26
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