Duncan Aviation-Battle Creek Welcomes Benjamin "Skip" Thorp as Bombardier Tech Rep.
January 18, 2006
BATTLE CREEK, MICH. - Duncan Aviation is proud to announce the addition of Benjamin "Skip" Thorp as the newest member of its team of Technical Representatives in Battle Creek, Mich. Skip will serve as Technical Representative for Learjet and Challenger aircraft. Duncan Aviation-Battle Creek's recent approval as Authorized Service Facilities for both Learjets and Challengers created the need for this new position.
Thorp comes to Duncan Aviation with 35 years in the aviation industry. He has been an A&P mechanic since 1969 and has experience with a variety of aircraft. His most recent position was Maintenance Coordinator for Jet Aviation Business Jets in Rochester, New York. He is a former Chairman and a 10-year member of Bombardier's Customer Advisory Board.
"Skip's extensive Challenger experience as well as his role on the Bombardier Customer Advisory Board will serve him well in his new role with the Duncan Aviation Learjet and Challenger teams," says Bill Gephart, Manager of Duncan Aviation's Battle Creek Aircraft Maintenance. "Our Learjet and Challenger customers will be very impressed with Skip's depth of technical knowledge and his many years of hands-on experience."
Duncan Aviation is an aircraft service provider with 1,900 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 20 satellite avionics facilities located throughout the United States, 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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