Duncan Aviation is moving its Duncan Intelligence Live tech support function to the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) 57th Annual International Convention and Trade Show held March 12 to 15 in Nashville. Duncan Intelligence Live will feature Duncan Aviation’s avionics tech reps Curt Campbell, Dan Magnus, Scott McKenzie and Larry Troyer working one-on-one with aircraft owners and operators (Booth #604) during the hours the exhibition hall is open.
Duncan Aviation’s latest expansion is a 45,000-sq-ft paint shop and it opened for business last month at the Lincoln, Neb. facility.
The $10 million shop has the latest in downdraft airflow technology, as well as automatic monitoring and alarms. It will accommodate aircraft as large as the Gulfstream G650.
Along with Duncan’s new chrome-free paint process and recently FAA-approved paint process, it “proves Duncan Aviation’s commitment to the environment,” says COO Jeff Lake.
Reductions in flying hours and cancellations of new aircraft orders have prompted Duncan Aviation, with major maintenance facilities in Lincoln, Neb., and Battle Creek, Mich., to “cut some production team members’ hours and implement pay cuts in all other positions,” according to a statement released by the company.
Dan Svoboda, paint-shop manager and 22-year veteran of Duncan Aviation in Lincoln, Neb., died last month of complications from cancer. He was 50 years old. Duncan officials praised Svoboda in developing the aircraft painting capabilities and techniques currently used by the company.
The Brazilian Departamento de Aviacao Civil (DAC) recently awarded Duncan Aviation’s Battle Creek, Mich. facility repair station certification. The certificate allows the company to work on aircraft registered in Brazil. Duncan Aviation Battle Creek also has approvals from Europe’s JAA and Venezuela. Duncan Aviation’s Lincoln, Neb., facility has approvals from Brazil, Bermuda, Venezuela, Argentina, Saudi Arabia, China and the JAA.
As part of Duncan Aviation’s 50th-anniversary celebration, the company has released a collection of songs from 1956 performed by Duncan Aviation team members. Titled Chart Topping Hits of ’56, the release will be distributed to each of the company’s employees and customers at industry trade shows and special celebration events at most of the company’s U.S. locations.