Duncan Aviation Completes 35 Falcon C Check Inspections in 2009

LINCOLN, NEB. — In 2009, Duncan Aviation completed 35 C Check inspections for Dassault Falcon Jet models at its Lincoln, Neb., and Battle Creek, Mich., facilities.

With a total of six dedicated Falcon airframe teams on hand to perform inspections and maintenance, the C Checks were performed on seven Falcon 900s, seven Falcon 2000s, six Falcon 50s, six Falcon 50EXs, three Falcon 2000EXs, two Falcon 900EXs, two Falcon 20s and two Falcon 10s.

In addition to 84 dedicated airframe technicians, 77 of whom have been factory trained, Duncan Aviation has three Falcon Tech Reps on hand to answer operator and technician questions.

The C Check inspection is the most comprehensive inspection for Falcon aircraft and operators often maximize downtime by upgrading cockpit avionics and cabin electronics systems, refurbishing interiors or repainting the aircraft. The majority of these C Checks had accompanying upgrade work and many required major corrosion repair. Duncan Aviation is also authorized by Aviation Partners Inc to install their winglet STC on the Falcon 2000/2000EX aircraft, and has completed nine installations to date.

For more information about Duncan Aviation’s Falcon capabilities, visit www.DuncanAviation.aero/airframe or call Tim Klenke or Pete Hubbard in Lincoln at 402.475.2611 (800.228.4277) or Dale Hawkins in Battle Creek at 269.969.8400 (800.525.2376).

To help make an operator’s task of planning for a major inspection easier, Duncan Aviation recently unveiled a Maintenance Event Planning web resource. The goal of the Straight Talk resource is to provide information to help an aircraft owner, operator or director of maintenance identify their needs before they pick up the phone and ask for a quote. This saves them time and helps them obtain more accurate proposals.

In addition, a downloadable MRO Comparison Worksheet is available that operators can use to help compare service providers side-by-side, taking into account financial considerations, project communication and workscope/downtime.

You can find Duncan Aviation’s maintenance event planning information and the MRO Comparison Worksheet at www.DuncanAviation.aero/planning.

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 and maintenance, engine services, major retrofits for cabin and cockpit systems in addition to full paint and interior services and 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 more than 20 satellite avionics 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 www.DuncanAviation.aero.