Duncan Aviation Announces Team Member Transfers to Duncan Aviation-Provo

Duncan Aviation-Provo will open in August and has an agreement with Million Air-Provo to lease hangar space from Million Air at the Provo Municipal Airport.

LINCOLN, NEB. — Duncan Aviation has announced that several team members have been selected for its Duncan Aviation-Provo, Utah, team.

Duncan Aviation-Provo will open in August and has an agreement with Million Air-Provo to lease hangar space from Million Air at the Provo Municipal Airport. The leased hangar will give Duncan Aviation 15,000 feet of space, a hangar footprint that will allow the equivalent of four Learjets or one Challenger and two Lears at a time.

When Duncan Aviation-Provo opens its doors, it will have service center authorizations from both Bombardier and Embraer. The facility will be a Bombardier Authorized Service Facility (ASF) for Learjet and Challenger aircraft as well as an Aircraft On Ground (AOG) Line Maintenance Facility (LMF) for Global aircraft.

As an Embraer Authorized Service Center, Duncan Aviation-Provo will provide support for the Embraer Legacy 600, Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 aircraft.

The Duncan Aviation team, which will consist of about 25 technicians experienced in Bombardier and Embraer aircraft, will provide full airframe services including major and minor hourly and calendar inspections as well as pre-purchase evaluations. Duncan Aviation-Provo will also offer line-level engine, avionics and interior support.

“In order to ensure that business processes and practices are consistent at all of Duncan Aviation’s facilities and that customers have an experience at Duncan Aviation-Provo that is similar to the experience customers have when they visit Lincoln or Battle Creek, many of the Duncan Aviation-Provo team members will transfer from Nebraska or Michigan to Utah,” says Bill Prochazka, Executive VP and General Manager of Duncan Aviation-Battle Creek.

The transfers that have already been announced include the following:

Bill Prochazka, Executive VP and General Manager. Bill currently holds the same title at Duncan Aviation-Battle Creek and has more than 30 years of experience in aviation, including various positions at Gates Learjet and Cessna Aircraft Company in Wichita. In Provo, his responsibilities will include general oversight of day-to-day operations and repair station requirements.

Mike Griffiths, Production Team Leader. Mike is a native of Wyoming who joined the U.S. Navy after graduating from high school. Upon discharge, he earned his A&P License and joined the Duncan Aviation team in 1983. He began his Duncan Aviation career in the parts department and soon advanced to the airframe shop, working as a mechanic, lead man and team leader. In 1994, Mike left Duncan Aviation to pursue other interests, but returned to the company’s airframe shop in 2005. Mike has been FlightSafety trained on the Lear 25, 35, 55, 60, Westwind 1124/1224A, and Astra 1125/1125SPX.

Matt Cooper, Second Shift Supervisor. Matt is currently a Lead Mechanic on our Bombardier team in Battle Creek. He came to Duncan Aviation nearly six years ago from Bombardier Aviation Services in Indianapolis and has 11 years in the industry, with virtually all of that time focused on Lear and Challenger aircraft. Matt holds an associate’s degree in aviation technology, is an A&P and has an extensive list of formal training on many of the airframes we will specialize in at Provo.

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