China Awards Additional Duncan Aviation Approvals
Duncan Aviation’s Lincoln facility has been granted additional Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) repair station certificate authorizations. They were added to the MRO’s current certificate after a CAAC audit of the Duncan Aviation facility in Lincoln. Newly authorized airframes include the Falcon 900DX, 2000 and 7X. According to the company, the additions make Duncan Aviation Lincoln the only CAAC-approved Dassault-authorized service center in the U.S., and one of three Falcon service centers worldwide that have the CAAC approvals. “Foreign authorizations are important to us. In addition to our CAAC certificate, we maintain repair station authorizations from several other foreign civil authorities around the world,” said Mike Mertens, Duncan Aviation’s manager of regulatory compliance. In addition to the Falcon models, CAAC approved Duncan’s services for the Cessna 680 and Beechcraft Super King Air B300 and authorizations for the Honeywell GTCP36-100 series and GTCP36-150 series APUs. Non-destructive testing authorizations including magnetic particle, eddy current, dye/fluorescent penetrant and ultrasound as well as thermal spray, dynamic balancing of propellers and aircraft paint were also added. Duncan Aviation received its first CAAC repair-station approval in 2002.