Indiana-based aviation services providers Jet Access and Eagle Creek Aviation have agreed to merge. Whether Eagle Creek’s First Wing Charter will retain its name is still under discussion. The merger will give Jet Access more than 50 jets under management, making it the 12th-largest Part 135 operator in the U.S.
Jet Access also operates 7 FBOs, mainly in the Midwest, and it has yet to be determined whether Eagle Creek’s FBO at Indianapolis’s Eagle Creek Airpark, as well as its two First Wing Jet Centers at Indianapolis Executive and Frankfort Municipal airports, will rebrand under the Jet Access name.
The integrated company will employ nearly 400 people, including 110 pilots and 75 maintenance technicians, and provide a wide range of services including aircraft MRO, rental, and sales; avionics sales, installation, and repair; flight training; and airport management.
“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,” said Jet Access president and CEO Quinn Ricker.