Maverick Helicopters Awarded FAA “Diamond Award” of Excellence for 10th Consecutive Year


Maverick Helicopters is proud to announce receipt of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) 2020 Award of Excellence “Diamond Award.” The prestigious honor is a result of the company’s ongoing dedication to maintenance training and aircraft safety. This is Maverick Helicopters’ 10th consecutive year earning the prestigious Diamond Award for its Las Vegas and Grand Canyon South Rim locations and the sixth consecutive award for its Hawaii operations in Maui and Kauai.


The FAA’s Award of Excellence was created to recognize aviation operators for participating in the FAA Aviation Maintenance Technician Awards Program. The rigorous program encourages employers to participate in continuous learning training programs in aviation maintenance, regulations, and FAA rules. Each participating organization can receive honors ranging from the “Bronze Award” to the “Diamond Award.” The “Diamond Award” is only given to a select few operators that have reached the highest level of program criteria.


“We are honored to be receiving one of the FAA’s highest honors, the Diamond Award of Excellence, for the 10th year in a row,” said John Buch, president of Maverick Helicopters. “Above all, safety is and always will be the ultimate priority of Maverick Helicopters. The Diamond Award of Excellence is a testament to our maintenance department’s hard work and outstanding commitment to aircraft safety.”


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About Maverick Helicopters
Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group, flies more than 250,000 guests annually out of Las Vegas, Grand Canyon South Rim, Grand Canyon West Rim, Maui, Hawaii and Kauai, Hawaii. Maverick Helicopters operates the largest and youngest fleet of Airbus EC130/H130 ECO-Star helicopters with over 40 aircraft and holds the top safety record of any tourism-based aviation company in the world. Maverick Helicopters employs the industry’s top pilots and has received numerous accolades including the Federal Aviation Administration’s Award of Excellence “Diamond Award” 2011-2020; Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” 2014-2020; USA Today’s 10Best 2019-2020 Reader’s Choice Award; and many more. Maverick Helicopters has been celebrated as one of the world’s leading tourism companies for more than 20 years.

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Maverick Helicopters Awarded FAA "Diamond Award" of Excellence for 10th Consecutive Year