Maverick Aviation take delivery of its first EC130 T2

Eurocopter EC130 T2American Eurocopter has delivered the company’s first EC130 T2 to Maverick Aviation Group. The EC130 T2 is Eurocopter’s newest model, was introduced to the industry at this year’s Heli-Expo.

Maverick Aviation Group was one of the launch customers for the new variant with a signed agreement to purchase up to 50 helicopters.

“Once again, Maverick has renewed their commitment to our product,” said American Eurocopter president and CEO Marc Paganini. “Today’s delivery confirms that the EC130 T2 is the ideal platform to meet their very demanding market requirements both now and into the future. We look forward to supporting the Maverick team and continuing our long-standing relationship.”

The new EC130 T2 is part of a fleet replacement programme and the helicopter will be used to conduct helicopter tours of Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, the Sonoran Desert and the red rocks of Sedona.

“We made the choice early on to become an all-Eurocopter fleet because of the unmatched performance and safety features of the EC130,” said Greg Rochna, chairman and CEO of Maverick Helicopters. “We provide our clients the safest, most comfortable VIP service possible and continue to use the ECO-Star product line because it is made for the tourism industry. The enhanced performance and technology, along with other improvements made to the EC130 T2, allows us to continue providing our customers with a unique tour experience.”

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: terry@corporatejetinvestor.com or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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