Duncan Aviation a Leader in Complex Interior Modifications
October 12, 2004
BATTLE CREEK, MICH. — Duncan Aviation recently completed two major interior modification projects at its Battle Creek, Michigan, facility. The first was the installation of a new forward lavatory in a Gulfstream GIV. The installation required floor structure modifications, external structure modifications and removal of a portion of the galley.
The second was an extensive reconfiguration and refurbishment of a Falcon 2000. The aft divan and two seats were removed and two new double conference chairs, a conference table and two single seats were added. The PSU panel was reconfigured, the aft cabin door was relocated and the oxygen system capacity was increased as a part of the reconfiguration. The workscope also included all new soft goods, new veneer, exterior paint, a new entertainment system and the installation of a microwave oven.
“Our engineering and FAA certification capabilities allows Duncan Aviation to complete modifications of this magnitude in an efficient manner while complying with all regulatory requirements. Whether it’s a lavatory installation, 16G reconfiguration or any other kind of complex interior modification, we are one of a very few independently owned facilities with the ability, experience and support necessary to complete this type of work,” said Dan Buzz, Vice President of Modifications and Completions for Duncan Aviation.
These two modifcations add to Duncan Aviation’s large portfolio of interior designs for corporate aircraft. The Duncan Design Collection combines the best designs with leading-edge technologies and proven manufacturing processes, all driven by the goal of creating significant efficiencies in producing and certifying corporate aircraft interiors while never compromising on the flawless quality and attention to detail that remain Duncan Aviation’s trademark.
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 Battle Creek, Mich and Lincoln, Neb. 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 AVPAC, a division that sells and consigns general aviation parts to aircraft operators and service organizations worldwide.
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