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About ICON Aircraft

ICON Aircraft’s mission is to bring the freedom, fun, and adventure of flying to all who have dreamed of flight. The FAA’s dramatic 2004 regulation changes that created the Light Sport Aircraft category have redefined the possibilities for aviation and allowed ICON to “reinvent flying” by focusing on the consumer experience. ICON’s intent is to democratize aviation the same way that great brands like Apple, BMW, Ducati, or Oakley democratize their products: by fusing outstanding engineering with world-class consumer product design. The end goal is to create products that not only deliver great functional benefit but also deeply inspire us on an emotional level.





A5 Deposits


A5 First Flight

July 2008

POC Test Flights


First Customer Aircraft

July 2015

Recent Press Releases

Date Title
November 2, 2016 ICON Aircraft Opens Tampa Flight Center
Facility provides ICON deposit holders and general public the opportunity to fly one of the world’s most anticipated Light Sport Aircraft.
September 7, 2016 ICON Aircraft to In-Source Composites Fabrication at New Facility in Baja California
ICON Aircraft announced the construction of a new facility in Tijuana, Mexico, where it will produce composite airframe components for the A5.
May 25, 2016 ICON Aircraft Slows A5 Production to Improve Manufacturing; Shifts Early Aircraft to Regional Flight Centers
ICON Aircraft announced major changes to this year’s A5 delivery plan.
March 2, 2016 ICON A5 Nominated for Collier Trophy
ICON Aircraft’s A5 amphibious Light Sport Aircraft has been nominated for the National Aeronautic Association’s (NAA) most prestigious award, the Collier Trophy.
September 9, 2015 Thomas Wieners Joins ICON Aircraft as VP of Manufacturing
July 20, 2015 ICON First Customer Delivery
ICON delivered the first customer A5 to EAA Young Eagles at AirVenture in Oshkosh
June 17, 2015 ICON A5 Successfully Completes FAA Audit
On 11 June, FAA officials issued the first S-LSA airworthiness certificate for ICON’s A5 Light Sport amphibian.
November 4, 2014 Henio Arcangeli, Jr., Joins ICON Board of Advisors
July 28, 2014 ICON Constructs and Flies First Production A5
Last night at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, ICON Aircraft unveiled the first production A5, an aircraft the company refers to as Engineering Serial Number 1 (ESN-1).
May 14, 2014 ICON Aircraft Reveals New Headquarters’ Location
ICON Aircraft to Bring Hundreds of Advanced Manufacturing Jobs to Vacaville, California
July 29, 2013 FAA Grants Spin-Resistance Weight Exemption
FAA Recognizes ICON Aircraft’s Safety Achievements, Grants Spin-Resistance Weight Exemption
July 22, 2013 ICON Aircraft Releases Production Details on A5’s AoA
ICON Aircraft released details about the standard Angle of Attack (AoA) system.
May 25, 2012 ICON Aircraft Demonstrates Historic Safety Achievement
ICON Aircraft successfully completes spin-resistance testing of the A5

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