First Wing Charter and Management, an Indianapolis-owned and based private air charter operator, recently added two new business jets to its growing fleet, a Citation Excel and a Citation Bravo. The company has experienced significant year-over-year increases in charter operations and plans to continue growing the fleet.
“We have been operating private air charter out of Indianapolis for nearly 30 years,” said General Manager Andy Yergler. “Over the years, we’ve seen the demand for private air travel increase, especially in the past year due to the pandemic. People are realizing the benefits of private air travel, from increasing efficiency in business travel to minimizing the risk of COVID exposure. We are seeing more first-time charter fliers use charter for leisure, and we expect the momentum to continue.”
The Citation Excel is one of the top-selling midsize private jets on the market. The Citation Excel features a stand-up cabin, seating for eight passengers, Wi-Fi, inflight entertainment and more. The aircraft has a distance range of 1,680 nautical miles and is good for trips to Colorado, the Midwest and East Coast.
The Citation Bravo was added to the fleet to provide additional options travelers seeking shorter trips with fewer passengers on board. The Citation Bravo seats up to eight passengers and features a distance range of 1,200 nautical miles.
The additional aircraft will supplement the First Wing Charter fleet, which is comprised of multiple Cessna Citations, including Sovereigns, Excels and Bravos.
First Wing Charter has been operating incident and accident-free for more than two decades and carries an ARGUS Gold rating and Wyvern certification.
To learn more about First Wing Charter and Management, visit https://www.firstwing.com/charter/.
About First Wing Charter and Management
First Wing Charter and Management is a Part 135 air charter operator based in Indianapolis, Ind. under FAR135 certificate by First Wing Management #F27A770J. First Wing offers exclusive, private travel experiences to destinations across the U.S., Caribbean and Bahamas. First Wing is owned and operated by Eagle Creek Aviation. Eagle Creek Aviation provides the full spectrum of aviation services, including FBO services, maintenance, aircraft sales, charter and more. Eagle Creek also owns First Wing Jet Center, the FBOs at Indianapolis Executive Airport (TYQ) in Zionsville, Ind. and Frankfort/Clinton County Municipal Airport (FKR) in Frankfort, Ind. First Wing operates a flight school, First Wing Flight. To learn more, visit https://www.firstwing.com/.