Matt Hagans, the longtime owner and CEO of Eagle Creek Aviation, was inducted into the Indiana Aviation Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Carmel on October 7. Hagans began his aviation career at Cessna in the engineering and flight test department, where he played a vital role in bringing the 414A to market, and helping to certify the 340’s known icing capability. In 1984, he purchased Eagle Creek Aviation and grew it into a world-class aircraft services company and one of the most active Twin Commander Factory Authorized Service Centers. Under his leadership, Eagle Creek was responsible for developing the STC for the Dash 10 engine upgrade, the Garmin G950 STC, and many other advancements.
In 2021, Hagans merged Eagle Creek with Jet Access to create the first aviation organization to provide the full spectrum of private aviation services on a national scale. He currently serves on the company’s board, which has nearly 400 employees and a large fleet of Part 135 and flight training aircraft. The Eagle Creek Aviation brand remains strong as a Jet Access company, and continues to operate at the Eagle Creek Airport near Indianapolis.
Pictured: Matt Hagans and family