Duncan Transforms GIV Shuttle Interior

 - April 16, 2020, 7:38 PM
Duncan's new interior re-design for a customer's Gulfstream GIV-SP called for the removal of divans and club seating in place of seven rows of seats as on an airliner, with the work performed during the aircraft's 96-month inspection. Duncan has handled similar heavy inspections and paint refurbishments on the client's other two GIV-SPs as well.

Duncan Aviation recently completed a unique major renovation project on a Gulfstream GIV-SP. A Duncan client used the long-range twinjet as a corporate shuttle, often flying up to 14 passengers on long international trips. As the aircraft came due for its 96-month inspection, which required the removal of the interior, the customer expressed dissatisfaction with the aircraft’s seating configuration and challenged Duncan’s design team to come up with one that better suited its needs.

The resulting interior on the aircraft, which Duncan delivered earlier this year, features 14 individual club seats in walnut brown leather facing toward the cockpit, as on an airliner, many of which perch on rotating bases allowing them to pivot 180 degrees when needed. Other work conducted during the period included the 5,000-landing inspection and the application of a full custom paint scheme.

"Our client had specific mission requirements and although what they were asking us to complete was difficult, we embraced the challenge and delivered a product that substantially surpassed their expectations, all while staying within their budget,” said George Bajo, Duncan’s completions and modifications specialist.