Hollingshead Aviation partners with California-based Icon Aircraft


Tennessee FBO Hollingshead Aviation has entered a partnership with Icon Aircraft, makers of the amphibious light sport Icon A5 airplane.

The Icon A5 is an amphibious light sport aircraft (LSA) with both runway and water landing capabilities. The versatile aircraft has been praised for its sports-car inspired cockpit and advanced safety features, which include a spin resistant airframe, an ‘angle of attack’ system to help the pilot quickly and intuitively understand how the plane is flying, and the Icon Parachute System (IPS), which is a full airplane parachute that the pilot can activate if needed.

Hollingshead is the first Icon Service Partner in the region for the California-based airplane manufacturer.

The first Icon A5 delivered to the area is hangared at Hollingshead Aviation’s facility located at Smyrna/Rutherford County Airport (MQY), near downtown Nashville. Icon owners throughout the Nashville metropolitan area will be able to utilize Hollingshead Aviation for service on their A5s.

Ty Finch, Icon’s regional sales director, commented, “Hollingshead’s reputation for customer service and excellence in their maintenance practices aligns perfectly with our company values. We’re delivering A5s to owners in the area, and this partnership gives current and future owners a trusted company to service their aircraft when need be.”

Monty Bailey, director of marketing and communications at Hollingshead Aviation, said, “We are excited to be part of Icon’s continued growth by becoming the first Icon Service Partner in our area, and we are already looking for creative ways to simultaneously co-market our brands.

“Middle-Tennessee’s openness to general aviation, mild climate, and accessible lakes and waterways certainly lend itself to growth through this new partnership.”

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