Duncan Aviation Expands Lincoln Paint Facility

 - March 23, 2011, 11:35 AM

Duncan Aviation is set to break ground on May 1 for a larger paint facility at its Lincoln location. “Considering the mix of aircraft our customers now fly, we need to expand paint capabilities if we want to continue to serve our clientele at our Lincoln facility,” said Todd Duncan, chairman of Duncan Aviation. “We completed a larger paint facility at our Battle Creek, Michigan location in September 2007 and want to provide the same services for those large-aircraft customers who want to come to Lincoln.” The $10.5 million facility will accommodate multiple aircraft using a two-zone airflow system allowing simultaneous stripping, sanding, painting and detail work on multiple aircraft. Completion is targeted for April 30, 2012. “Given the significant hit the aviation industry took during the recent recession, we are pleased to be able to look at an expansion plan,” said Aaron Hilkemann, the MRO’s president. “We continually evaluate our customers’ needs and how the capacity of our facilities allows us to meet those needs. Over the last decade, our customer base has continued to purchase larger aircraft while our paint facilities in Lincoln have remained the same for 20 years.”