Startup DunnAir Awaits Repair Station Certificate

 - October 9, 2006, 8:40 AM

The DunnAir Business Jet Completion Center, which was scheduled to open its doors earlier this year at Tucson International Airport, is now forecasting an official July 1 opening.

Founder Dale Dunn said obtaining repair-station certification has taken longer than anticipated but that the company has taken advantage of the delay to set up new shops and begin hiring. “It’s our intention to do everything in-house, from cabinetry and upholstery to wiring,” said Dunn.

He said that despite the delay, DunnAir has been getting a large number of requests for quotes, in particular from customers who are converting to private use Boeing aircraft they bought when the airlines were downsizing. He added that an experienced core of former Bombardier interiors specialists will make the center particularly attractive to owners of aircraft made by the Canadian OEM.