Montgomery Aviation, the Fixed-Base Operator at Indianapolis Executive Airport and Frankfort/Clinton County Airport, Announces Major Rebranding
The company will be renamed First Wing Jet Center
March 6, 2018 (ZIONSVILLE) – Montgomery Aviation has announced that the company will be rebranded as First Wing Jet Center. This month, the fixed-base operator (FBO) at Indianapolis Executive Airport (TYQ) in Zionsville and Frankfort / Clinton County Airport (FKR) will officially take on the First Wing Jet Center brand, and the flight school will be known as First Wing Flight. The sister companies in the family, Eagle Creek Aviation and Naples Jet Center, will retain their current brands but will receive a refresh of their logos and identities to match the new First Wing branding.
Montgomery Aviation was named after former owners, Dan and Andi Montgomery, who have since retired.
“Since Montgomery Aviation was purchased by Eagle Creek Aviation in late 2015, we've been working to develop a new brand and identity to help take us into the future, and we believe the First Wing name is key to taking us there,” said Sean White, Vice President and General Manager of First Wing Jet Center. “Our customers will receive the same exceptional service they've come to expect as our ownership, management and team remain unchanged.”
The company expects the new brand and identity to provide clarity for customers and better communicate the full suite of services offered through the family of companies at Eagle Creek (EYE), Naples (APF), Indy Exec (TYQ), and Frankfort (FKR):
Premier FBO Services
Authorized Embraer Phenom Service
Aircraft Sales and Brokerage
Platinum Cirrus Training and Service
Aircraft Charter and Management
Twin Commander Service Center
Avionics Installations and Services
Cessna Citation Service Specialists
Flight Training and Aircraft Rental
Beechcraft Premier Trained Technicians
Aircraft Parts Sales
Part 145 Repair Stations
The company plans to roll out the new brand over the next three to six months, which will include the launch of a new website that showcases all the locations and services in a comprehensive and cohesive format.
About First Wing Jet Center
First Wing Jet Center (formerly Montgomery Aviation, LLC) is the fixed-base operator (FBO) at Indianapolis Executive Airport in Zionsville, as well as Frankfort/Clinton County Airport in Frankfort. First Wing also operates a flight school and an FAA-registered maintenance shop and repair station. First Wing is owned and operated by Eagle Creek Aviation Services based at Eagle Creek Airport. Learn more at www.montgomeryaviation.net or follow us on Facebook or Twitter at @IndyExec_FBO.
Eagle Creek Aviation, Naples Jet Center, and Montgomery Aviation Earn Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Diamond Award of Excellence.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (April 17, 2017) - Eagle Creek Aviation Services and its family of companies have once again received the AMT Diamond Award of Excellence from the FAA for participating in the Aviation Maintenance Technician Awards Program in 2016. This is the sixth consecutive year that Eagle Creek Aviation and Naples Jet Center have received the award and the first year Montgomery Aviation has received the award under new ownership by Eagle Creek.
The FAA AMT Awards program is designed to encourage individual AMTs as well as employers to invest in continuing education. The Diamond award is reserved for companies that achieve 100 percent participation from eligible employees. In 2016, 35 AMTs at Eagle Creek Aviation and its family of companies spent more than 1,500 hours in training – online, in the classroom, and on-the-job.
"As a company, we are committed to excellence in everything we do, including ensuring that we continue to invest in our technicians through training and education. We believe our customers are best served by professionals who are continually learning and utilizing industry best practice," said Eagle Creek Aviation CEO Matt Hagans. "We are honored to be recognized by the FAA for that commitment and look forward to achieving the Diamond award again next year.”
To learn more about the AMT Diamond Award of Excellence, visit https://www.faasafety.gov/AMT/amtinfo/.
About Eagle Creek Aviation Founded in 1982, Eagle Creek Aviation Services has grown from a small, but dedicated team of aviation professionals to a nationwide family of aviation companies, covering the entire spectrum of aviation services. From their FBO facility at Eagle Creek Airpark, the company offers aircraft sales and acquisitions, maintenance and repairs, and, complete avionics and parts support. Eagle Creek Aviation also operates the Naples Jet Center in Naples, FL and is under common ownership with Montgomery Aviation that operates the FBO at the Indianapolis Executive Airport. Find out more at www.eagle-creek.com, www.naplesjetcenter.com, and www.montgomeryaviation.net.
ZIONSVILLE, IN (August 10, 2015) - Montgomery Aviation is excited to announce that current Director of Marketing and Business Development, Sean White, will be taking over responsibilities as General Manager of all three Montgomery Aviation locations in Zionsville, Frankfort, and Peru. Sean will succeed current GM, Bobby Beem, in that role. After 14 years with the company, Bobby will be leaving Montgomery Aviation in mid-August to pursue a career as a full-time corporate pilot for a local company.
“We are excited and confident that Sean will provide strong leadership here at Montgomery Aviation for many years to come,” said Montgomery Aviation President Dan Montgomery.
Sean will begin transitioning into the role over the next few months as he wraps up current work with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), helping to lead their Regional Fly-In initiative, presence at larger airshows, and previously the AOPA Summit. Plans have been made to ensure that Sean will continue in this new role once Eagle Creek Aviation Services completes its purchase of Montgomery Aviation, slated to be finalized in early October.
“I am excited to take on this new challenge as General Manager,” said White, “We have a talented and energetic team of employees and a wonderful group of customers. I look forward to serving them and working with them to continue to set the standard for customer service in the industry.”
Sean brings a unique background and set of experiences to Montgomery Aviation. As an instrument rated private pilot, he is passionate about aviation and specifically the future of business aviation and general aviation. Sean knows the local aviation community and customers well, having worked with Montgomery Aviation part-time for the last five years, leading marketing, communications, and business development initiatives.
Outside of his work at a national level with AOPA, Sean has worked with several airports, FBOs, and aviation advocacy organizations locally on marketing and communications initiatives. Sean was also an active leader on the 2012 Super Bowl Aviation Services Committee, helping to organize and prepare general aviation airports throughout the region in advance of the large influx of traffic for the Super Bowl.
Earlier in his career, Sean worked in Washington, D.C. for the George W. Bush Administration at the White House, U.S. Small Business Administration, and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as Special Assistant to the Secretary. He is a graduate of The George Washington University with a degree in Business, Economics and Public Policy.
About Montgomery Aviation
Montgomery Aviation, Inc. is the fixed based operator (FBO) at Indianapolis Executive Airport in Zionsville, as well as Frankfort Clinton County Airport in Frankfort, IN and the Grissom Aeroplex in Peru, IN. Montgomery Aviation also operates a flight school, Montgomery Flight Training; and an FAA registered maintenance shop and repair station.
ZIONSVILLE, IN (March 24, 2015) - Eagle Creek Aviation Services CEO Matt Hagans and Montgomery Aviation President Dan Montgomery & Vice-President Andi Montgomery, have reached an initial understanding on terms for the purchase of Montgomery Aviation by Eagle Creek Aviation Services. The purchase transaction will include the fixed base operations (FBO) and maintenance facility at Indianapolis Executive Airport (TYQ), the FBO at the Frankfort / Clinton County Airport (FKR), and the FBO at the Grissom Aeroplex. Certain aspects of the transaction will require approval of the airport boards for Indianapolis Executive Airport, Frankfort Airport and Grissom Aeroplex.
"Montgomery Aviation has a long history of providing customer service over the last 25 years at Indy Exec Airport as well as their other Indiana locations. They, along with Hamilton County, have grown the airport from a small rural airport to one of Indy's premier general aviation facilities," said Eagle Creek Aviation CEO Matt Hagans. "Our intent is to continue to build upon what has been established."
Customers should expect to see few changes during the transition and will continue to receive top-notch customer service with the value they've come to expect. Eagle Creek Aviation also plans to continue Montgomery's long tradition of community involvement, including the Open House, Fly-In, and Air Race supporting Down Syndrome Indiana scheduled for August 1, 2015.
Eagle Creek Aviation will continue to operate its existing facilities at Eagle Creek Airpark (EYE) in Indianapolis and at Naples Jet Center (APF) in Naples, FL. Plans call for supplementing current maintenance, charter, and aircraft sales operations at Indy Exec, Frankfort, and Grissom with Eagle Creek’s team of highly trained professionals.
About Eagle Creek AviationEagle Creek Aviation is an Indianapolis based aircraft sales and service provider that specializes in aircraft maintenance, service, avionics upgrades and refurbishments. Eagle Creek also owns and operates Naples Jet Center, a Naples, FL based aircraft sales and service provider.
About Montgomery Aviation Montgomery Aviation, Inc. is the fixed based operator (FBO) at Indianapolis Executive Airport in Zionsville, as well as Frankfort Clinton County Airport in Frankfort, IN and the Grissom Aeroplex in Peru, IN. Montgomery Aviation also operates a flight school, Montgomery Flight Training; and an FAA registered maintenance shop and repair station.
In addition to featuring the popular Fuel Your Style collection in the Avfuel Aisle, we will have our staple Montgomery Aviation Relaxing Hand Lotion available for your enjoyment. Make sure you stop by to get your gift and learn more about the premier FBO services offered by Montgomery Aviation at our three locations, Indianapolis Executive Airport (TYQ), Frankfort / Clinton County Airport (FKR), and Grissom Aeroplex (GUS).
We are excited to announce the addition of a Piper Cherokee Archer II with Garmin 650 to our rental fleet!
This pristine 1980 PA-28-181 will complement our aircraft rental fleet nicely. With Skyhawk like performance, a brand new touchscreen Garmin 650 GPS, single axis autopilot, and more, you'll enjoy this aircraft both for training and cross-country flying. It's a great platform for both VFR and IFR pilots!
It will rent out at the same rate as our current Skyhawks - $144 / hr for MFT members, $174 for non-members. The aircraft is how available for rent. A simple checkout with an MFT instructor will be required prior to rental.
Congratulations to Liz Roffey who passed her Instrument Rating Checkride with Eagle Flyers on March 26, 2014 at Indianapolis Executive Airport!!
Eagle Flyers flight school is a certified Cessna Pilot Center near Indianapolis offering flight training for sport, private, instrument, and commercial certifications. Eagle Flyers has the region's most diverse aircraft rental fleet including two brand new Cessna 162 Skycatchers, several Cessna 172 Skyhawks, a Cessna 182 Skylane, a Piper Lance, a Cirrus SR20 and for rent. Montgomery Flight Training prides itself in employing experienced, top-notch instructors who share the same passion for flight instruction as their students do for learning.
Visit our website at:http://www.montgomeryaviation.net/mft/
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