Duncan Aviation has selected engine test support provider Atec to construct an environmentally friendly engine test cell and control room at its Lincoln, Nebraska headquarters. The Atec Phoneix Series modular turbofan engine test cell will provide intermediate, depot, production and developmental-level testing capability. It will include an overhead thrust stand system and packaged fuel system storage.
The test cell will allow Duncan to extend its engine service to include heavy authorization in direct response to Honeywell designating the aircraft service provider as a heavy maintenance facility for its TFE731 engine. Duncan has been a TFE731 Honeywell-authorized service center for more than 30 years.
“In addition to the latest heavy authorization for TFE731 engines, Duncan Aviation is pursuing repair and overall authorizations on other engines,” said engine services manager James Prater. “Our expertise in control of quality, cost and turn time would be valuable assets to operators and manufacturers of larger, higher thrust engines as well.”