Duncan Aviation is increasing the number of business jet types in which it can install the Aviation Clean Air (ACA) ionization system through STCs it has developed itself or partnered on. Beginning late last year and continuing through this year, Duncan developed STCs for ACA installation packages on Bombardier Globals and Challenger 300/350s and Dassault Falcon 7Xs and 2000/2000EXs.
Additionally, the Lincoln, Nebraska-based MRO recently partnered with Peregrine Avionics to develop ACA STCs for Gulfstream GIVs and Challenger 604s. Installation packages include the ionizer and parts manufacturer approval (PMA) parts kits developed by Duncan. It continues to develop ACA ionization packages for additional business jet makes and models.
“When we say the package includes everything, we mean every screw, nut, bolt, and switch necessary for the installation,” said Duncan manager of avionics install line Pat Mapes. “There’s been great interest in the industry in the ACA system. Our sales teams are fielding calls from customers who are interested in this system because it is designed to neutralize harmful pathogens like those that cause Covid-19.”
Installation is performed at Duncan’s three main facilities in Lincoln; Battle Creek, Michigan; and Provo, Utah, as well as at several of its satellite stations across the U.S. Duncan senior avionics sales rep Steve Elofson added that quotes for and sales of the ACA installation packages have remained steady in the past year. “We’re hearing from clients who have scheduled maintenance events or who are already going to be here in Lincoln or at one of our other facilities,” he said. “This is one of those upgrades that our clients do when they’re here for another event.”