LINCOLN, NEB — Duncan Aviation has developed new, roll-around Hawker landing gear, adding them to its arsenal of Hawker services. The gear will allow aircraft to be moved through all phases of maintenance at the same time the aircraft’s landing gear is being overhauled at a Duncan Aviation facility. The result is the customer experiencing a reduced downtime and, in many cases, the advantages of keeping the original landing gear with the aircraft without having to arrange for an exchange.
Dan Fuoco, Hawker Airframe Service Sales Rep., estimates that customers will be able to shave at least two weeks, if not more, off of their downtime when a Hawker landing gear overhaul is added to scheduled maintenance, such as a 12-year inspection and paint.
“When the aircraft arrives at Duncan Aviation, the gear is immediately removed and sent to our authorized Hawker landing gear overhaul specialists in our Accessories Department and the roll-around gear is installed, keeping the aircraft mobile,” Fuoco says. “Because the 12-year inspection will be completed ahead of the landing gear overhaul, the roll-around allows the aircraft to go directly to paint without any delay.”
Prior to this new tooling, the aircraft would have remained idle two weeks or more in the hangar while waiting for the landing gear. Now when the aircraft comes out of paint, the original landing gear has been freshly overhauled and is ready for installation.
Duncan Aviation’s Lincoln, Nebraska, headquarters has been an Authorized Hawker Service Center since 1998. For more information about Duncan Aviation’s Hawker services, please contact Dan Fuoco at 402.479.1502, or visit www.DuncanAviation.aero/capabilities/hawker.php.
Duncan Aviation is an aircraft service provider supporting the aviation needs of government and business operators and other service providers. Services include major and minor airframe inspections, engine maintenance, major retrofits for cabin and cockpit systems, full paint and interior services and pre-owned aircraft sales and acquisitions. Duncan Aviation also has aircraft components solutions experts available 24/7/365 at 800.228.1836 or 402.475.4125 (international) who can handle any aircraft system problem with immediate exchanges, rotables, loaners or avionics/instrument/accessory/propeller repairs and overhauls.
Complete service facilities are located in Lincoln, Neb., and Battle Creek, Mich. Additional locations include a maintenance facility in Provo, Utah, more than 20 satellite avionics facilities and eight engine Rapid Response Team facilities strategically located throughout the United States.
For more information about any of Duncan Aviation’s services, contact us at 402.475.2611 or 800.228.4277. Or visit us on the web at http://www.duncanaviation.aero/.
Duncan Avionics-White Plains, has moved into the Signature Flight Support facility.
The new mill, a Fryer Touch 2100 Control, will allow technicians to machine landing gear castings and other large parts with better accuracy and efficiency.
The new Duncan Aviation avionics shop in Portland will open later this fall and will be located on the Portland International Airport at 7777 NE Airport Way.
This addition includes both new hires and repositioning existing team members to ensure a smooth transition.