Duncan Aviation Completes 12 Falcon Dry Bay Modifications, Ready for More
March 23, 2010
LINCOLN, NEB. — Dassault Aviation has recently released service bulletins to operators of Falcon 50, 900 and 2000 series aircraft calling for the installation of an additional wing dry bay area, located outboard of the existing dry bay. This dry bay is designed to contain any fuel leakage during an aircraft incident causing damage to the wing structure in the main landing gear wheel well. The modification kit is only available to service facilities that have completed training from Dassault.
Both Duncan Aviation full-service locations, in Battle Creek, Michigan, and Lincoln, Nebraska, have completed the training and have already completed 12 dry bay modifications. Seven of these modifications were completed on the Falcon 2000EX model in conjunction with winglet installations.
Operators will have until the end of 2022 to have the modification completed. There are approximately 1,170 aircraft to be modified in this timeframe. The best time to incorporate the modification is during the "C" inspection or winglet installation for the Falcon 2000/2000EX models.
Duncan Aviation representatives expect the demand for this modification to be significant. "We are encouraging our Falcon customers to get this mod done at the next C inspection and we have many on the schedule for the remainder of this year," said Dale Hawkins, Airframe Sales Rep. "We expect demand to increase significantly as time goes on."
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. Additional locations include more than 20 satellite avionics facilities strategically located throughout the United States. For 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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