ICON Delivers Six A5’s to Customers
VACAVILLE (24 July 2017) – ICON Aircraft recently resumed customer deliveries. ICON delivered six of its A5 light sport amphibious aircraft to customers in June and July. These are the first customer deliveries the company has made since announcing a production delay last spring. The owners are located in Washington, California, Montana, and Texas, and have been using their aircraft regularly, flying to destinations that include the San Juan Islands, Flathead Lake, and Lake Powell.
Over the last 18 months, ICON made major investments in the business. Two ICON Flight Centers (IFC NorCal and Tampa) are up and running with over 125 students having been trained in the A5. An improved Model Year 2018 (MY18) A5 is now in production and incorporates numerous design refinements to improve usability and serviceability. ICON has completed its own state-of-the-art composites manufacturing facility to build carbon fiber airframes at high rate. The greenfield facility is operational and has started supplying airframes. The first MY18 A5s with ICON-made airframes will be ready for delivery in September. A5 production will ramp up gradually for the remainder of 2017 and then accelerate rapidly throughout 2018.
ICON is celebrating 2017 customer deliveries with a promotion during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh that reduces the deposit for an A5 delivery position from $5,000 to $1,000 until 30 July. The promotion is available for deposits placed online or in person at the show and will return to $5,000 after the show. ICON has also announced a few open production slots are also available in 2018 for those interested in moving into an earlier delivery. More information is available here: www.iconaircraft.com