Message from the Chairman
Welcome and thanks for reading our latest Duncan Debrief magazine.
If you have visited our facilities in Lincoln, Nebraska, or Battle Creek, Michigan, or any of our satellite shops any time during 2007 you would quickly recognize that we have had a productive and busy year. In fact, 2007 was our organization’s busiest in our long history – we touched more customer equipment and aircraft than ever before. In the process, we continued to build strong, long-lasting relationships with key Duncan Aviation customers and welcomed new customers to the Duncan Aviation experience.
How is the Duncan Aviation experience different? We make decisions for the long term and we cherish the friendships that we share in our industry. All it takes is a visit to one of our shops and a conversation with any of our team members to see this difference. We have an open policy in our organization and I frequently suggest to new customers that they talk to any team member about their Duncan Aviation experience. We have nearly 100 team members who have more than 25 years of experience; this translates to expertise. Near the end of 2007, we celebrated one of these monuments to Duncan Aviation’s history when we thanked Joe Huffman Sr., Senior Certification Engineer, for 40 years of service.
“Duncan Aviation has been a great place for me to work,” says Joe. “From an engineering perspective, the company has never pressured me to cut corners; they have always listened to me and allowed me to use my best judgement on engineering questions. That's one of the reasons the FAA has a high level of trust in Duncan Aviation and why our industry reputation is so well respected by our peers and competitors.”
Joe is a legend in our industry and he is part of an elite group of Duncan Aviation team members who have helped us build our organization to what it is today.
Our industry has never been stronger and Duncan Aviation’s prospects are also bright. Thanks to all of you who have made this possible. We love business aviation and are excited about our future together.