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«Fall 2016

In a Matter of Hours

Duncan Aviation Avionics & Instruments

On March 15, 2016, a Honeywell WU-880 radar unit arrived at Duncan Aviation for a routine inspection and overhaul. Three days later, it was on its way home. Watch this video and follow along as it makes its way through the Duncan Aviation Avionics and Instruments shop in Lincoln, Nebraska.

In an average month, 1,570 different units arrive at Duncan Aviation’s Avionics and Instrument shop in Lincoln, for routine inspection, overhaul, service, or repair. They arrive from all over the world and represent virtually every type of equipment an aircraft or helicopter might have, or need to have, aboard.

With more than 2,900 square feet of test bench space and 231 test sets, a unit can be turned in as little as a few hours to a few days, depending on the squawk and the required repair or overhaul. When it is returned, it is tagged with a Duncan Aviation 8130 and a guarantee of the highest quality workmanship available.

The Avionics & Instrument shop employs 89 bench technicians specializing in the following areas:

  • Autopilot/Flight Director Systems
  • Radar Systems
  • Navigation/Communication Systems
  • ADF Receivers/DME Transceivers
  • Flight Management Systems
  • Transponders
  • ADI (Attitude Direction Indicators)
  • HSI (Horizontal Situation Indicators)
  • Pitot Static Instruments
  • Gyros
  • Calibration Services

Each area operates multiple shifts to provide the fastest turntimes and expedited AOG services. 

The Duncan Aviation Avionics and Instrument shop also offers these unique service capabilities:

  • Collins TDR-94/94D Transponder
  • Universal FMS/TAWS/DCVR
  • Authorized Artex ELT (Emergency Locator Transmitter) Service Center
  • Honeywell Primus II Navigation and Communication Radios
  • King KFC-400 Autopilot
  • NAT Audio and Radio Systems
  • Chelton Avionics Systems
  • Honeywell Authorized Gyro Service Center
  • Authorized Avidyne Legacy MFDs Service Center (FlightMax and EX-500)