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ICON Aircraft

Company Mission

ICON Aircraft’s mission is to accelerate the democratization of personal flight and 3-D mobility. ICON creates consumer-friendly, safe, technologically advanced aircraft that make the adventure of flying more accessible to mainstream consumers.

ICON’s first aircraft is the A5, an amphibious sport plane that fuses outstanding aeronautical engineering with world-class product design and unprecedented safety features. The A5 is the world’s first production aircraft that is spin-resistant, making it arguably one of the safest small aircraft ever created. The A5 has won some of the world’s most prestigious design awards and has inspired a global following.

ICON Careers

Do you want to change the world?

Are you extraordinarily talented and driven? Do you thrive in challenging situations and know how to make things happen? Can you lead? Do you want to be part of something bigger than yourself? Do you want to build relationships through shared accomplishments that will last you a lifetime? Do you want to surround yourself with other rockstar talent who accept only results and never excuses?

Leadership

Founder

Kirk Hawkins

Before graduating from Stanford Business School in 2005 and founding ICON, Kirk flew F-16s in the U.S. Air Force and 767s for American Airlines. Prior to the USAF, he worked in both aviation and aerospace engineering most of his early career. After earning his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University, he was the Director of Engineering at an aerospace contractor before returning for his Masters in Engineering from Stanford University in 1995, specializing in manufacturing. Kirk grew up racing motocross and has been an avid sport and flying enthusiast for 25 years. He has built and flown ultralight and experimental aircraft, and has logged nearly 1000 skydives. Kirk is also a seaplane instructor pilot with hundreds of hours bush flying in Alaska. Today he is an active snowboarder, wake-boarder, and SCUBA diver, as well as a devoted member of the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America for more than 10 years.

Interim COO

Mariano Amezcua

Mariano serves as ICON’s interim COO and is a seasoned leader with more than 25 years of experience delivering sales and professional services for industrial automation and software applications to manufacturing & automotive customers. A graduate of the United States Military Academy, Mariano served in the Army and deployed to Desert Storm as a Platoon Leader in reconnaissance combat operations. After his military service, Mariano held various Sales and Service management positions across leading industrial manufacturing firms and also earned his MBA from Georgia Institute of Technology. In addition to his COO duties at ICON, Mariano also serves as President of DAP America Inc., a global leader in process technology and robotics for automotive, aerospace, composite and technical textiles.  

VP, Human Resources

Tina Rulo

Tina Rulo serves as ICON’s Vice President of Human Resources. As a member of the executive team, Tina brings more than 20 years of Human Resources experience to her role. Prior to joining ICON, Tina ran her own consulting practice for eight years. Her clients were small to medium high-tech companies in California and New Mexico. She also served as VP, Human Resources for companies such as Eclipse Aviation, Hyperion Solutions and VLSI Technology. In these companies she was responsible for all aspects of HR and managed a worldwide team of HR professionals. Tina’s areas of expertise include compensation, benefits, organizational development, talent acquisition and executive coaching.

VP, Engineering  

Todd Bevan

Todd Bevan leads ICON’s engineering team, as well as the certification and research and development teams.  As a member of the executive team, Todd brings nearly 30 years of diverse Aerospace Engineering experience, working on aircraft such as the Beech Starship, the Lancair Columbia, the Lockheed-Martin F-35, and the Epic Aircraft E1000.  Todd graduated with honors from The Wichita State University with a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering.

Sr Director, Sales, Marketing, Flight Ops & Owner Experience

Warren Curry

Warren Curry leads ICON’s Sales, Marketing, Flight Operations, and Owner Experience teams.  Warren joined ICON in 2017 and has held several roles during his tenure including Director of ICON Flight Center Tampa, Director of Sales, East Region, and Sr. Director of ICON Sales. Warren retired from the United States Marine Corps after 22 years of service. While on Active Duty, he flew the AH-1W and the MV-22B and was Commanding Officer of an MV-22B squadron. He also spent several years working in Special Operations.  Warren holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from John Carroll University and a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the US Army War College.

ICON Production

With a composites facility located in Tijuana, Mexico and a final assembly facility located in Vacaville, CA, ICON production is up and running. For an inside look at ICON Manufacturing, watch our Composite and Final Assembly videos.

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Technique

A Technical Tour de Force

Combining industry leading experience in carbon fiber and composite production with state of the art machinery allows ICON to create the ICON A5. The fuselage is built in ICON’s own facility, created and managed to produce the A5.
Execution

Meticulous Attention to Detail

Once internal structural components are bonded in, major composite subassemblies such as the fuselage and wings are ready for paint and bodywork.
Scalability

Scaling a Commercial Product

ICON has over 400,000 square feet in manufacturing space, allowing us to control the quality of our production process from onset all the way through to final testing. To date, ICON has completed over 100 aircraft.

A Product of Passion

Production Facility Tours

ICON’s Vacaville, CA production facility is open to deposit holders and owners by appointment only. Contact a Product Specialist to schedule your visit.

Commitment to Quality

Icon Aircraft will provide unparalleled customer purchasing and support experience through a commitment to quality, innovation, on-time delivery, dedication, with service and support second to none. Continuous improvement and product development will be achieved through employee investment and recognition. ICON will continue to build a workforce with the knowledge and skills to deliver the ultimate experience in Light-Sport Aircraft ownership, focused on getting it right the first time, every time.

Fly on our Wing

ICON is building partners across the country. Join our mission to spread the excitement of adventure flying.

Partner with ICON

Join our growing network of world-class Aircraft Service and Flight Training partners.

Invest in ICON

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