Maverick Takes Delivery of First EC130T
Las Vegas heli-tour operator Maverick Helicopters has taken delivery of the first Eurocopter EC130T2. Maverick was a launch customer for the upgraded and redesigned EcoStar, signing an agreement earlier this year to purchase up to 50. Maverick operates EC130s exclusively and currently has the world’s largest fleet. It took delivery of its first EC130B4 in 2003. Compared with the B4, the T2 offers a more powerful 950-shp Arriel 2D engine (6,000-hour TBO), better fuel efficiency, more useful load, improved air conditioning and vibration control and an optional ride-side sliding cabin door.