Duncan Aviation Completes 627 Learjet and Challenger Work Orders in 2009, including Seven 12-Years
February 17, 2010
LINCOLN, NEB. — In 2009, Duncan Aviation opened and completed 627 work orders on Bombardier aircraft models at its Lincoln, Neb., and Battle Creek, Mich., facilities. This included 270 for Challenger aircraft and 357 for Learjet aircraft.
Challenger inspections ranged from 48-, 60-, 96-, 120- and 180- to 240-month on the Challenger 600 and 300 Series aircraft.
The Learjet inspections ranged from Phase As, Bs, Cs and Ds to the complicated and intrusive Learjet 12-Year inspection. They were performed on a wide variety of models including Learjet 60s, 55Cs, 55s, 45s, 36s, 35As, 35s, 31As, 31s and one 25D.
The Learjet 12-Year inspection is the most comprehensive inspection for Learjet aircraft; if corrosion is found, the inspection could require a wing demate. Three demates were completed at Duncan Aviation-Lincoln in 2009.
Operators often maximize inspection downtime by upgrading cockpit avionics and cabin electronics systems, refurbishing interiors or repainting the aircraft. Duncan Aviation is a worldwide leader in Bombardier support services with "one-stop" capabilities for Challengers and Learjets.
Duncan Aviation has a total of seven dedicated Bombardier airframe teams on hand to perform inspections and maintenance. In addition to nearly 70 dedicated airframe technicians, the majority of whom have been factory trained, Duncan Aviation has three Learjet and Challenger Tech Reps on hand to answer operator and technician questions.
"Bombardier support has always been a top priority at Duncan Aviation," says Alan Huggett, Duncan Aviation Airframe Service Sales Rep. "In August 2010, Duncan Aviation plans to open a maintenance support facility in Provo, Utah, that will be authorized to support all of Bombardier's products with full authorization for Learjets and Challengers and line and AOG services for Globals. This expansion will increase the opportunities for Bombardier service along the West Coast and comes at the request of many West Coast operators."
For more information about Duncan Aviation's Challenger capabilities, visit www.DuncanAviation.aero/airframe or call Brad Homeyer in Lincoln at 402.479.8129 (800.228.4277) or Alan Huggett in Battle Creek at 269.969.8442 (800.525.2376).
For information about Learjet capabilities, visit www.DuncanAviation.aero/airframe or call Brad Lennemann in Lincoln at 402.479.4279 (800.228.4277) or Alan Huggett in Battle Creek at 269.969.8442 (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. In August 2010, Duncan Aviation will open an additional maintenance facility at Provo, Utah. Additional locations include more than 20 satellite avionics facilities strategically located throughout the United States. For a complete list of Duncan Aviation facilities, go to http://www.duncanaviation.aero/contact/index.phpFor 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.
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