Indiana-based aviation companies merge to create National Private Aviation


Two central Indiana-based aviation companies with nationwide scope and influence announced their merger.

Jet Access and the Eagle Creek Aviation family of companies are joining forces to leverage their unique positions within the industry to create a national entity and brand capable of providing a full spectrum of private aviation needs.

The integrated company will employ over 380, including over 110 professional pilots and 75 aircraft technicians, with the majority based at the company’s headquarters in greater Indianapolis.

The company will also oversee 10 fixed-based operators and run 11 flight schools across the country.

With more than 50 planes in its fleet, the company will be the 12th largest Part-135 private jet operator in the United States and the only wholly integrated, full-service private aviation enterprise to offer all the following services:

– Private aircraft charter
– Wing Share joint aircraft ownership
– Airport management
– Aircraft sales and acquisitions
– Aircraft management
– Aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul
– Aircraft rental
– Avionics sales, installation, and repair
– Corporate hangars
– Flight training

“We have strategically designed an integrated vertical business model,” said Jet Access president and CEO Quinn Ricker. “This will create unparalleled value for our customers, offering turn-key private jet travel and services significantly below the cost of our competitors—all on a national scale.

“The combination of our two companies, and more importantly the incredibly talented people that make them great, will create enormous opportunity within the marketplace to innovate, create jobs and bring value to our current and future customers, all while making Indianapolis a national private aviation hub.”

Matt Hagans, Eagle Creek Aviation founder and CEO said, “We believe when we combine Eagle Creek’s decades-long technical expertise and reputation in the industry with the innovation and growth orientation of Jet Access, we will unleash the potential to become the country’s preeminent provider of the full scope of aviation services.”

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