Duncan Aviation is pleased to annouce that two of its four Fixed Base Operator (FBO) facilities—those in Lincoln, Nebraska, and Provo, Utah–have earned the International Safety for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) Stage II accreditation.
Jeff Lake, formerly Chief Operating Officer for Duncan Aviation’s Lincoln, Nebraska, facility, took over day-to-day responsibility for the entire company on July 1 as former President Aaron Hilkemann stepped back to the newly created, part-time role of Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Duncan Aviation Board of Advisors.
Duncan Aviation is anticipating the completion and availability of its first Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the Aviation Clean Air (ACA) ionization system for a Global aircraft on July 24. The Duncan Aviation Engineering & Certication Services team is developing the STC to cover the installation of the safe and effective air ionization system, and the team is also working on paths to certify other makes/models, including a Challenger 300/350.
Duncan Aviation has extended customer service hours and added three new Component CARs (Customer Account Reps) to accommodate repair service calls after hours.
Duncan Aviation’s Parts & Rotable Sales has realigned and added members to its Rotable Management team, which coordinates the purchase, evaluation, valuation, and management of rotable inventories for multiple OEM platforms to meet the increased demand for aviation parts.
The Duncan Aviation engine Rapid Response Team (RRT) network has experts strategically stationed around the country offering services to assist operators in getting their aircraft in flight-ready condition for when their flying activity resumes.
In 2005, Duncan Aviation launched the Turbine Engine Exchange Program for the Honeywell TFE731 engine giving operators of aging aircraft more options when it comes to their engine maintenance.
It goes without saying that as aircraft age, the cost of overhauling the engine increases, and the notion of exchanging the engine instead of overhauling becomes more appealing.
Duncan Aviation is excited to announce two upcoming webinars for June. The first will cover career opportunities at Duncan Aviation and the second will be an interesting discussion with an epidemiologist above COVID-19 and the effectiveness of ionization against viruses and other pathogens.
Duncan Aviation has finalized a further 3-year sales and service agreement with Meggitt PLC for the supply of Securaplane Technologies. The company has been a distributor of Meggitt’s Securaplane product line since 2005, and is one of only two in North America authorized to service, sell, and distribute Securaplane Sealed Lead Acid main ship and emergency batteries.
Duncan Aviation is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Gogo Business Aviation to provide new installation options for the Gogo AVANCE L3 and the Gogo AVANCE Smart Cabin System (SCS). The Engineering & Certification Services teams at Duncan Aviation are currently amending three existing Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) for the Gogo AVANCE L5 Wi-Fi system. Once completed, customers will be able to install the Gogo AVANCE L3 Wi-Fi system or a standalone SCS in more than a dozen aircraft models, which currently include the following: