hollingshead aviation partners with icon aircraft

January 11, 2019

Hollingshead Aviation, Middle Tennessee’s premier general aviation Fixed Base Operator (FBO), announced a partnership with ICON Aircraft, makers of the amphibious light sport ICON A5 airplane. Hollingshead is the first ICON Service Partner in the region for the California-based airplane manufacturer.

“We are excited to be part of ICON’s continued growth by becoming the first ICON Service Partner in our area, and we are already looking for creative ways to simultaneously co-market our brands. Middle-Tennessee’s openness to general aviation, mild climate, and accessible lakes and waterways certainly lend itself to growth through this new partnership,” said Monty Bailey, Director of Marketing & Communications for Hollingshead Aviation.

The ICON A5 is an amphibious light sport aircraft (LSA) with both runway and water landing capabilities. The versatile aircraft has been praised for its sports-car inspired cockpit and advanced safety features, which include a spin resistant airframe, an Angle of Attack system to help the pilot quickly and intuitively understand how the plane is flying, and the ICON Parachute System (IPS), which is a full airplane parachute that the pilot can activate if needed.