featuring cars almost as aerodynamic as your business jet – and almost as fast, reaching speeds well above 200 miles per hour – this year’s Indianapolis 500 features seven previous winners among the 33 contenders, each vying for another sip of champagne from the winner’s cup after completing 200 laps on Sunday, May 28.
If you’re headed to Indianapolis in time for Race Week festivities, you’ll be among the quarter million people there to participate in an extensive line-up of events, from the pre-race Historic Race Car Exhibition and IndyCar Series Practice, to concerts featuring Barenaked Ladies, the Steve Miller Band, and Keith Urban – and of course, the main event: The Greatest Spectacle in Racing, followed by trophy presentations.
FBOs at three area airports stand ready to greet you along with passengers of the 1,000 other business turbine aircraft expected to arrive during Race Week. While arrival or departure slot reservations are not required, be prepared for a post-Race departure line on the taxiway.
Indianapolis International Airport traditionally is the primary Race Week destination, with both the Signature Flight Support and Million Air FBOs at the ready to make sure your move from air to ground transport is smooth and hassle-free.
Signature Flight’s Phil Kerr is a veteran of more than 30 Indianapolis 500s, and has watched a growing segment of attendees arrive on fractional and jet card-operated aircraft. Unlike owner aircraft, which park onsite for the event’s duration, these shared-owner aircraft drop their passengers and immediately depart to begin the next customer’s flight.
Indianapolis FBO ground service personnel will make sure that your air-to-ground transport transfer is accomplished safely and hassle-free, helping to ensure that you arrive at the Speedway relaxed and ready to enjoy the day’s event.
Signature Flight Support
Phil Kerr, General Manager
Tel: +1 (317) 248-4900
Text for Service Requests: +1 (317) 344-8837
AOG Maintenance Services
The last thing you want to hear post-race is that your aircraft is AOG – Aircraft On Ground, unable to depart. That’s why the manufacturers and service organizations listed below will have support crews available to ensure that your flights to and from Indianapolis are smooth and trouble-free.
Whether technicians, parts, and tooling are on standby onsite or stationed at a nearby authorized service center, you can relax and enjoy the race, confident that your aircraft will be ready and waiting for your flight home.
Bombardier Business Aircraft will be onsite during the upcoming Indianapolis 500 to provide support to ensure operators remain on time, ready and set to get away to the races.
A mobile response unit manned by two technicians will be onsite in Indianapolis, Indiana, from Friday, May 27 through Sunday, May 29, 2017. This vehicle carries state-of-the-art diagnostics tools supporting Learjet, Challenger, and Global aircraft, as well as a wide array of equipment. Their local Indianapolis-based Field Service Representative will also be available for support.
The Customer Response Tram (CRT) aircraft will be on standby in DuPage, IL to make quick shipments from our main parts hub in the Chicago area. The CRT aircraft will be dedicated to support Bombardier operators at the Indianapolis 500 during the weekend.
For unscheduled and AOG support, customers should contact Bombardier Business Aircraft’s Customer Response Center at 1-866-538-1247 (North America toll-free).
Challenger and Global: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dassault Falcon Jet
Dassault Falcon will offer a range of on-ground services to support Falcon owners to include frontline personnel and a GoTeam of experienced AOG Technicians with the parts, tools and specialized equipment to handle a variety of maintenance needs.
Offsite resources will be available through the company’s wholly owned service centers and network of independent Authorized Service Centers; four spare parts distribution centers throughout the U.S., including our newest location in Louisville; and our large-cabin, long range Falcon 900 aircraft dedicated exclusively to AOG support.
Falcon Jet Command Center
Tel: +1 (201) 541-4747
Falcon Spares: +1 (201) 541-4809
For the Indy 500, these Embraer Executive Jets’ authorized service centers will be supporting Phenom, Legacy, and Lineage aircraft owners and operators:
Constant Aviation, which will bring its AOG Mobile Team, who will take their truck to Indy 500, in order to support customers with rapid resolutions, if needed.
Eagle Creek Aviation
4101 Dandy Trail, Indianapolis, IN 46254
West Star Aviation
West Star Aviation in East Alton, IL, which is within driving distance.
Textron Aviation’s Indianapolis Service Center located at Indianapolis International Airport is standing by to assist any owner or operator with their maintenance needs while in town for the Race. The center is fully staffed and equipped to support the full line of Cessna Citation, Beechcraft King Air, and Hawker turbine business jet and turboprop aircraft.