This website uses cookies
More information
Site Filter — Worldwide / All Aircraft
Maverick installs CRFS across 34-strong EC130 B4 fleet
Maverick is one of the largest aviation-based tourism companies, carrying more than 250,000 passengers annually in Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon and Hawaii. It is adding extra peace of mind through the Airbus CRFS.
Maverick is a regular in the skies above 24-hour party hotspot Las Vegas.
Read this story in our February 2020 printed issue.

Maverick Helicopters is partnering with Airbus Helicopters to retrofit the tourism operator's entire fleet of 34 EC130 B4 helicopters with the Airbus Helicopters Crash Resistant Fuel System (CRFS), which has just received EASA certification with FAA approval expected to follow shortly.

Maverick is one of the largest aviation-based tourism companies in the world, carrying more than 250,000 passengers annually in Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon and Hawaii. It operates an exclusively Airbus fleet of nearly 50 helicopters, comprised of the H130, which has come standard with a CRFS since its entry into service in 2012, and its earlier variant the EC130 B4. The company's decision to ensure that its earlier models have the same CRFS as the rest of its fleet reinforces both Maverick's and Airbus's strong commitment to ensuring the highest levels of safety available in the industry.

“We are glad that Airbus has been able to provide us with its own retrofit kit for our fleet of EC130 B4s, as it's important for us to bring our entire fleet up to the same high standards,” says Greg Rochna, Maverick CEO. “Retrofitting such a large fleet is not a small endeavour, and Airbus Helicopters has shown great support; we expect this to continue as we work together moving forward.”

Airbus Helicopters has also announced that its CRFS was certified last month by EASA for operations with a cargo swing on the H125, in full compliance with the 27.952 regulation, and that it is now also available for the AS350 B3 variant for retrofit. Furthermore, the Airbus Helicopters CRFS, which comes standard on all H125 aircraft coming from Airbus Helicopters' Columbus, Missouri, production facility will now come standard on all new-built H125s worldwide.

Other News
Smart Cakrawala receives ‘contactless’ H130 in Jakarta
July 8, 2020
Under the e-acceptance process for Smart Cakrawala Aviation's H130 helicopter, detailed inspections and flight tests were conducted by authorised Airbus staff in place of the customer's own employees.
EAA says yes to versatile Airbus H160
July 5, 2020
Designed to perform a range of missions such as offshore transportation, emergency medical services, private and business aviation, and public services, the H160 has been certified by EASA ahead of a first US delivery.
Japanese police take on further Airbus helicopter types
June 26, 2020
Japan's National Police Agency is investing in five new helicopters to complement its law enforcement capabilities – one Super Puma H225 and four H135s. The order will take the agency's Airbus fleet to 30.