INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.â€” Eagle Creek Aviation Services, a leading provider of aircraft services, new and used aircraft sales, and aircraft charter and management, announced today that it delivered its first of two contracted refurbished Grand Renaissance Twin Commanders to the Colombian Army last week.
Online PR News – 01-September-2011 – – INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.â€” Eagle Creek Aviation Services, a leading provider of aircraft services, new and used aircraft sales, and aircraft charter and management, announced today that it delivered its first of two contracted refurbished Grand Renaissance Twin Commanders to the Colombian Army last week.
Eagle Creek is the global leader in Twin Commander sales and service and performed the entire Grand Renaissance refurbishment program on the aircraft. The Grand Renaissance program results in a factory-certified aircraft of superlative quality, safety and long-term value based on a comprehensive overhaul of virtually all systems and components.
â€śWe are very pleased with the way the aircraft turned out,â€ť said Matt Hagans, Eagle Creekâ€™s CEO. â€śAfter this level of refurbishment, it is hard to tell that it isnâ€™t a new airplane. Moving forward, we are now focused on the completion of the second aircraft.â€ť
The refurbishment was completed with an on-time delivery on a Twin Commander 980. The total workscope required eight months and over 7,000 man-hours to complete. New paint and interior finished the refurbishment. Eagle Creek also, as part of the upgrade, removed all the old avionics and wiring and installed an extensive panel upgrade that included dual Garmin G600 Flight Displays, Garmin GTN 750 and GTN 650 GPS/Nav/Comm units, a Garmin GMA 35 Audio Panel, dual Garmin GTX 33 Transponders, a Garmin GWX 68 Weather Radar and a Meggitt Avionics Engine Instruments Display System.
The second Colombian airplane, currently in process at Eagle Creekâ€™s Indianapolis facility, is a Twin Commander 1000 scheduled to be completed later this year. The current refurbishment projects for the Colombian Army follows Eagle Creekâ€™s delivery of a Grand Renaissance Twin Commander to the Mexican Navy last year and the completion of another Grand Renaissance Twin Commander for the County of Kern, California in late 2009.
About Eagle Creek Aviation Services, Inc.
Eagle Creek provides business jet and turboprop owners and operators with a complete range of services including maintenance, avionics, interior refurbishment and parts support, as well as aircraft sales and brokerage services. The company provides executive charter and aircraft management through its First Wing division. Eagle Creek operates two full-service fixed base operations (FBOs): one in Indianapolis and Naples Jet Center in Naples, Fla. The company also co-owns and operates American Avionics in Seattle, Wash. To learn more about Eagle Creek Aviation, visit www.eagle-creek.com.