Duncan Aviation Offers Opportunity to Benefit The Nature Conservancy with “RVSM Procrastinator’s Special” in December eBay Auction
October 12, 2004
LINCOLN, NEB. — Procrastinators take heed: Duncan Aviation has an RVSM slot for you. Duncan Aviation today announced its upcoming “RVSM Procrastinator’s Special” for auction on eBay with all proceeds (as well as a matching contribution from Duncan Aviation) going to The Nature Conservancy.
For this special, Duncan Aviation is holding a schedule slot for the Jan. 17, 2005, input of an aircraft needing RVSM installation and certification. This spot would allow the winning “procrastinator” to fly their business jet until a few days before the Jan. 20, 2005, DRVSM implementation deadline set by the FAA. The catch: the production slot will be auctioned off on eBay in December with 200% of the purchase price going to The Nature Conservancy.
“As the RVSM deadline approaches, these slots will become more and more precious,” says Dave Pleskac, Duncan Aviation Avionics Salesperson. “Operators who have put off RVSM certification will be looking for just such an opportunity. We thought this would be a fun way to get additional funds for a worthy cause as well as provide the winning bidder with the ability to obtain RVSM certification at a time when industry capacity for such work will be hard to come by.”
The auction will be for a slot in Duncan Aviation’s service schedule and will be good for input of any of the jet aircraft for which Duncan Aviation has developed an RVSM solution or for which a factory Service Bulletin is available. The cost of the RVSM certifcation will be as quoted by Duncan Aviation, and will be in addition to the cost of the slot. Interested operators should contact Duncan Aviation to find out if the company has a solution for their aircraft and for a proposal prior to the auction.
The Nature Conservancy was chosen by J. Robert Duncan, Chairman of Duncan Aviation, and his wife, Karen. “The Nature Conservancy is one of our favorite international charities for the protection of the Earth’s ecosystems worldwide,” he says.
The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive. The entire auction purchase price will be donated to the charity. In addition, Duncan Aviation will match the purchase price (up to $1,500) and pay all fees connected with listing the auction on eBay, providing The Nature Conservancy with 200% of the winning bid.
“The Nature Conservancy greatly appreciates the generosity of Duncan Aviation and owners Robert and Karen in making us the beneficiary of this auction,” says Josh Knights, director of Corporate Partnerships for The Nature Conservancy.
The exact date of the auction is yet to be determined, but will be mid- to late-December. For more information, watch for future announcements from Duncan Aviation, call Duncan Aviation’s avionics sales staff at 800.228.4277 or 800.525.2376 or log on to eBay in mid-December and search for “RVSM” or “Duncan Aviation.”
Duncan Aviation is an aircraft service provider with 1,800 employees supporting the aviation needs of government and business operators and other service providers. These services include airframe, engine, avionics installations, interior and paint completions/modifications, avionics/instrument and accessory/propeller repair/overhaul and parts support. Complete service facilities are located in Lincoln, Neb., and Battle Creek, Mich. Additional locations include 21 satellite avionics facilities located throughout the United States, 20 government C-23 contract locations, a line service/regional support operation in Kalamazoo, Mich., and Lincoln-based Parts Support Services, a division that sells and consigns general aviation parts to aircraft operators and service organizations worldwide.
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