Eagle Creek Aviation Services, Inc., provides business jet and turboprop owners and operators with a complete range of services including maintenance, avionics upgrades and installation, interior refurbishment and parts support, as well as internationally recognized aircraft sales and brokerage services. Executive aircraft charter and management services are also provided through the company’s First Wing division, with aircraft base locations inIndianapolis,IN, andNaples,FL.
“We provide inclusive solutions for our aviation clients around the world by providing technical, operational and marketing support 24/7,” says Matt Hagans, CEO and Founder of Eagle Creek Aviation Services. “Although many of our relationships begin with an aircraft purchase, we are more than a broker. As a stocking aircraft dealer with our own inventory, we are active aircraft buyers. We also operate our own charter fleet, so we really understand all aspects of aircraft acquisition, ownership and operation. This gives us a dynamic insight to help us treat every client’s transaction as though it were our own investment.”
In business for more than 30 years, Eagle Creek now operates two facilities, its headquarters in Indianapolis and a second at Naples Jet Center in Naples. In addition to serving Southeastern U.S. markets and Southwest Florida transient needs, theNaplesfacility specializes in supporting the growing Latin and South American sales and service markets with multilingual service and sales staff, Venezuelan (INAC) Approval and South American Mobile Service. Adding to Eagle Creek’s world renowned Commander leadership as the largest Twin Commander Factory and Honeywell TPE-331 Service Centers, both locations are Embraer Authorized Phenom Service Centers.
Eagle Creek helps those in the market to acquire an aircraft by developing an acquisition plan based on clients’ needs and trip profiles. The company compiles a complete market analysis of specific aircraft that meet the needs of the client and then manages the acquisition process, including insurance and tax issues. Eagle Creek also provides after-sales support and, when desired, can crew and manage the aircraft after its purchase.
“Eagle Creek strives for unmatched after-sales support,” Hagans says. “Our after-sales support includes assistance with maintenance and service along with technical and operational support, even on-site and Mobile Team dispatch for Aircraft On Ground (AOG) situations.”
For those electing to sell an aircraft, Eagle Creek’s rich history, which includes three decades of daily market involvement and many thousands of successful closings, has given the company a virtually unmatched dynamic in understanding the worldwide aviation markets. “We provide a detailed market summary for the specific model aircraft and then aggressively market the airplane with print media, direct contact programs, online resources and through the industry’s largest contact network,” Hagans says.
“We leverage the unique virtues and competitive strengths of a seller’s aircraft against similar aircraft on the market,” Hagans continues. “We have a model-specific and sophisticated knowledge of the marketplace and the hard-earned respect of the industry to open the doors needed to find that one perfect buyer.”
Eagle Creek Aviation Services, Inc., is a member of the National Aircraft Resale Association (NARA).
“Our membership in NARA directly benefits our clients,” Hagans says. “Our network of relationships, which includes the network of dealers, brokers and associates inNARA, allows us to look far beyond the information found on the internet or in standard aircraft sales listings and publications. Many of the best opportunities aren’t even advertised.NARAmembers working together make those opportunities easier to find.”