Vacaville, Calif., – Aug. 2, 2019 – ICON Aircraft announced today that it is reducing its employee headcount as part of a revised business plan focused on improved operational efficiency. The move lowers cost structure across the organization and right-sizes the business for current ICON A5 demand. “For long-term success, we need to make tough …
ICON Aircraft today announced the completion of the 100th production ICON A5 Light Sport Aircraft. The milestone airplane is currently enroute to its new owner in Key West, Fla.
The amphibious ICON A5, unveiled its first sales and demo center showroom at Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO). The Los Angeles area presents an ideal flying environment for ICON’s amphibious aircraft and is a cultural fit for its customers who enjoy adventure and outdoor activities.
ICON Aircraft, maker of the revolutionary ICON A5 Light Sport Aircraft, today announced a partnership with Brett David and Prestige Imports, a leading luxury car dealership in North Miami Beach, FL. The ICON A5 will be available in the Prestige Imports 2.0 showroom as part of the Prestige Aviation division.
The amphibious ICON A5, manufactured by California-based ICON Aircraft, has been named the 2018 Light Sport Aircraft of the Year by air.one, a leading online aircraft sales platform. This recognition was based on the A5’s innovative safety features, leading-edge design characteristics, and enjoyable in-flight experience.
If you have been following ICON, you likely realize that 2017 was a challenging year for us. As we look forward, 2018 is setting up to be a year of progress and opportunity for our position holders. As such, I thought I’d give you a quick update, and do so with our usual candor.
ICON Aircraft Founder and CEO Kirk Hawkins announced a new set of low altitude flying guidelines in an email to customers. Low altitude flying can be one of the most rewarding and exciting types of flying possible, but it also comes with an inherent set of additional risks that require additional considerations. These guidelines are intended to help raise awareness and provide some time-tested techniques for low altitude flying to help pilots cope with those additional challenges.
“I’m convinced ICON is onto something great and has a chance to revolutionize aviation,” said Condit. “I’ve been involved closely with the company over the years and have been blown away by ICON’s ingenuity and unique ability to combine outstanding aircraft engineering with exceptional industrial design. I’ve never seen anything like it in aviation.”