In Greek Mythology, Icarus is the son of master craftsman Daedalus, the creator of the Labyrinth. In an attempt to escape from Crete, Icarus creates wings made from wax and feathers. Despite warnings from his father, Icarus flies too close to the sun which causes his wings to melt and for Icarus to fall into the sea.
The name ICARUS was adopted from this lesson as a reminder of the ultimate responsibilities that we uphold as aviation engineers. It is a privilege not to be forgotten. A similar credence is the meaning of the engineering rings that are given to graduating engineers in Canada as a reminder of the Quebec bridge disaster of 1907. These historical lessons guide the principles by which Icarus operates today and in the future.
At Icarus, our passion is aircraft, and our passion is design. We specialize in supporting those missions that no one else can; assisting in developing products for search and rescue operations, medical operations, or mission related, for those who live aviation. It allows us to engage in and contribute to the world that we are so passionate about.
We are also private pilots and understand not only what the General Aviation world goes through but also that of the larger mission operators. As technology changes and grows, we are excited to be engaged in safely implementing these changes into supporting our growing aviation and aerospace world.
The end result is witnessing the successes of our customers overcoming their own challenges and meeting their unique needs for the ever-changing aviation and aerospace world.