Maverick Helicopters Awarded FAA Diamond Award of Excellencefor Ninth Consecutive Year
Maverick Helicopters has received the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) 2019 Diamond Award of Excellence. The prestigious honor is a result of Maverick’s continuous dedication to maintenance training and aircraft safety. This is Maverick Helicopters ninth consecutive Diamond Award.
“Safety is our top priority,” said John Buch, president of Maverick Aviation Group. “Receiving one of the FAA’s highest honors, the Diamond Award of Excellence, is evidence of our dedication to safety and the growth of our employees.”
The FAA’s Diamond Award of Excellence is the highest level of recognition within the William (Bill) O’Brien Awards Program. The FAA recognizes eligible aviation employees and employers by issuing awards to those who receive initial and recurrent training. Prior to qualification, all eligible aircraft maintenance technicians at Maverick Helicopters sustained training in various subjects including quality control, aviation safety, mathematics, human factors, and extended technical knowledge.
In 2019, Maverick Helicopters’ dedicated maintenance teams recorded over 1,700 hours of training. 100 percent of the eligible technicians received individual awards through in-house and factory training. Maverick Helicopters’ dedication to training is highlighted in their required three-week training course for all new hires, outside of the manufacturer and FAA requirements, to ensure industry safety standards are upheld and surpassed.
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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 nearly 50 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” 2011-2018; Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” 2014-2019; USA Today’s 10Best 2019 Reader’s Choice Award for “Best Helicopter Tour;” and many more. Maverick Helicopters serves as the exclusive helicopter operator for events including Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), NASCAR and more at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Maverick Helicopters has been celebrated as one of the world’s leading tourism companies for nearly 25 years.