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Photo Source: Transportation Safety Board of Canada

Xenophon Handles Crisis Communication in Canadian Aviation Accident

Leading Crisis Firm Represents Aircraft Manufacturer

Washington, DC – Xenophon Strategies has been working with longtime client ATR following the crash of a West Wind Aviation regional ATR-42. The aircraft went down shortly after takeoff from Fond-du-Lac in northern Saskatchewan, Canada. The aviation accident involved 22 passengers and 3 crew members; multiple people were injured be no one died.

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A crashed West Wind Aviation plane that went down shortly after takeoff from Fond du Lac, Canada, on Dec.13, 2017 (Transportation Safety Board of Canada)

“Xenophon does more aviation crisis work that any firm anywhere including 31 accidents over the past 20 years,” said Xenophon CEO David Fuscus. “And while this is a serious accident, we are thankful that no one died because we’ve worked on too many crashes where that wasn’t the case.”

The ATR-42 turboprop was manufactured in France and Italy and was designed for short haul flights. ATR is the world’s largest manufacturer of turboprop aircraft.

Xenophon Strategies has been ATR’s PR firm in the United States since 2009 and has worked on a variety of crisis and non-crisis projects. Xenophon is a leader among crisis communications firms and supports ATR on accidents worldwide. Besides ATR, Xenophon has represented numerous aviation companies during accidents involving American Airlines, UPS, DHL, Egypt Air, Alaska Airlines, Air Canada , Air France Qantas, Jet Blue and others.

Contact us if you’d like to talk more about how to manage public relations following an incident that could seriously affect brand reputation.

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A crashed West Wind Aviation plane that went down shortly after takeoff from Fond du Lac is shown here on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, one day after the crash. (Transportation Safety Board of Canada)

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– By: Jennifer June Lay – Vice President | JLay@xenophonstrategies.com

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