West Wind Aviation marks loss of flight 280 with focus on continuous safety improvements

West Wind Aviation has announced it has recognized those who helped the survivors of Flight 280 on December 13, 2017, the company aid.

Thanks to the response and actions of everyday people, no one perished that night.

The ATR-42 airliner lifted off Fond Du Lac airport on the night of December 13, 2017 just after 6PM. The Canadian Transportation Safety Board is continuing its investigation into what happened next, causing the aircraft to crash just seconds after takeoff.

The company has added deicing equipment, training, processes and procedures all of which demand 100% compliance by flight and ground crews. The company has implemented a zero tolerance” program for contamination on critical flight surfaces, fostering a “clean (of contamination) aircraft policy. It has submitted and received approval from Transport Canada for improvements to its manuals, processes and training.