LINCOLN, NEB. — Duncan Aviation landing gear technicians can now provide faster landing gear inspections, restorations and overhauls by utilizing a new digital machining mill that was purchased this summer by the company for the machine shop.
The new mill, a Fryer Touch 2100 Control, has more rigidity and a larger base than the previous mill, and will allow technicians to machine landing gear castings and other large parts with better accuracy and efficiency. This mill is the latest addition to the capabilities of Duncan Aviation’s machine shop, which has six other milling machines, a water jet, a certified welding department and a fabrication shop.
Duncan Aviation completes landing gear restorations and overhauls for Challengers, Hawkers, Learjets and King Airs, both in conjunction with in-house airframe inspections and for units that are removed and sent in for service. Duncan Aviation has 10 technicians dedicated to landing gear work and has significant landing gear parts inventory, as well as the needed tooling, crating and support equipment to control costs and manage turntimes.
“The new mill allows us to perform landing gear work with even shorter turntimes and, because we can perform the work here, we are not subject to shipping or premium charges,” says Jerry Cable, Duncan Aviation Accessory Tech Rep. “We also maintain control over the work and timeline.”
Duncan Aviation’s landing gear teams have performed thousands of landing gear restorations and overhauls, both in conjunction with in-house airframe inspections and as send-in units from all over the world. In addition to a large and dedicated team, Duncan Aviation has significant parts, tooling, crating and support equipment.
For more information, please visit Duncan Aviation at booth #5580 at NBAA 2012 held Oct. 30-Nov. 1 in Orlando, Fla., or watch for announcements at www.DuncanAviation.aero/nbaa.
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, interior and modification services and pre-owned aircraft sales and acquisitions. Duncan Aviation also has aircraft components and parts 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, Nebraska, and Battle Creek, Michigan. Additional locations include a maintenance facility in Provo, Utah, more than 20 satellite avionics facilities and eight engine Rapid Response Team launch offices strategically located for worldwide support.
For more information about any of Duncan Aviation’s services, contact us at 1.402.475.2611 or visit www.DuncanAviation.aero.
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