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FIRST WING
JET CENTER

LOCATION:
11329 E. State Road 32
Zionsville, IN 46077
PHONE: 317-769-4487

First Wing Jet Center

sees avionics as key to future growth
S T O R Y

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B Y

C H R I S T I N E

hen Eagle Creek purchased the longtime
Montgomery Aviation repair station outside
of Indianapolis in 2015, the new owner,
Matt Hagans, and the leadership team set about to grow
the business and lay the foundation for an exciting future.
They renamed and rebranded the service center and fixedbase operator as First Wing Jet Center, added new aviation

Avionics technician Jack Anderson installs the JetTech STC in a
Cessna Citation CJ2. It includes Garmin GTN 650/750 GPS/nav/
comm systems, Garmin GTX 345R and GTX 335R remote-mount
ADS-B transponders, Garmin GMA 35c audio panel, Garmin GDL 69A
SiriusXM receiver and Shadin ADC adapter.

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services, built an avionics shop, and expanded into turboprop
and jet maintenance.
"We were a repair station famous for our piston work, but
we were small, only about three or four mechanics," said
Sean White, vice president and general manager of First Wing
Jet Center at Indianapolis Executive Airport in Zionsville,
Indiana. "In looking ahead, we felt strongly that avionics was
going to be a major component of our future. We started an
avionics shop under the tutelage of Eagle Creek."
First Wing dedicated 6,000 of its 20,000 square feet
of maintenance space to avionics and hired additional
technicians. Today, the service center is an authorized
dealer for Garmin, Avidyne, Aspen Avionics, Gogo and L3.
Companies operating in and around central Indiana make up
a larger segment of First Wing's business.
"In the beginning, my whole shop had about three
people," White said. "We're now at 16. We're five times the
size we were when we started five years ago. The avionics
shop has gone from zero to five full-time guys focused
on avionics. Now, we're busy with three to five avionics
projects at any one point."
Managing a full shop
First Wing's recent projects have included significant
upgrades such as installing a Garmin G500 TXi flight
display, dual Garmin GTN 750 GPS/nav/comm multifunction
displays, Garmin GI 275 attitude indicator, a new audio



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