Duncan Aviation Expands Service Portfolio

 - October 22, 2013, 6:20 PM

MRO provider Duncan Aviation (Booth No. C8543) is expanding its services portfolio when it comes to engines, accessories, landing gear and interior modifications.

Duncan has opened a 10th Rapid Response engine service location, this one at Flightcraft in Portland, Ore. Duncan’s other Rapid Response location in the Pacific Northwest is in Seattle. The company said it opened the facility in Portland based on heavy customer demand throughout the region.

The company has doubled the size of its accessory shop at its main location in Lincoln, Neb., adding 6,300 sq ft, doubling the size of its bench area and adding new tooling and capabilities including a Skydrol hydraulic test bench, which allows for in-house testing of valves, hoses, accumulators, actuators and other landing gear-related components. Duncan has also added a new paint booth and cure room that speeds completion times for landing gear painting.

For Bombardier Challenger and Global Express customers, Duncan has issued a new landing gear field guide entitled, “Explaining Bombardier Challenger and Global Express Landing Gear Restoration Uncertainties.” The guide contains tables, pricing and explanations about various degrees of gear overhaul and repair. Duncan also has instituted new practices that reduce landing-gear service and overhaul costs including leaving the harness and brake pipes on the gear when removing it from the aircraft. The move saves customers approximately 35 labor hours when removing and installing landing gear, Duncan said.

For Dassault Falcon customers, Duncan now offers a storage closet replacement for the optional forward lavatory in Falcon 900 and 2000 models, but retains the plumbing in the event the current or subsequent owner wants to reinstall the lav. The space involved is between the galley and the jump seat. Customers can have the new closet space configured to their specifications to include ice drawers, for example.

Duncan continues to make Aviation Partners winglets available for Falcon 900 and 2000 customers from its locations in Lincoln and Battle Creek, Mich. The company recently installed its 56th pair of winglets on Dassault Falcon aircraft. The company also offers Aviation Partners winglets for Falcon 50, Hawker 800 and Gulfstream II aircraft.