Demand Pushes First Wing's Charter Fleet Additions

 - April 27, 2021, 10:50 AM
This Cessna Citation Excel has joined two other Model 560XLs in First Wing Charter and Management's all-Citation fleet. (Photo: First Wing Charter and Management)

First Wing Charter and Management has added two Cessna Citation twinjets to its fleet, citing “significant year-over-year increases in charter operations.” The addition of a Citation Bravo and Excel push the Indianapolis-based Part 135 operator’s fleet to seven aircraft, which includes two Citation Sovereigns, two other Excels, and a Bravo.

“We’ve seen the demand for private air travel increase, especially in the past year due to the pandemic,” said First Wing general manager Andy Yergler. “People are realizing the benefits of private air travel, from increasing efficiency in business travel to minimizing the risk of Covid-19 exposure. We are seeing more first-time charter fliers use charter for leisure, and we expect the momentum to continue.”

First Wing is owned and operated by Eagle Creek Aviation, which provides aircraft sales and maintenance and operates First Wing Jet Center FBOs at Indianapolis Executive Airport in Zionsville, Indiana, and Frankfort/Clinton County Municipal Airport in Frankfort, Indiana.