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Connectivity, Comfort, and Cabin Ambience


This Falcon 2000EX, newly imported from the Isle of Man, landed at Duncan Aviation in Lincoln, Nebraska, for a pre-purchase inspection that advanced to new PRIZM cabin lighting, Gogo AVANCE L5 connectivity, and a complete interior and paint refurbishment.

This is the third Falcon 2000EX for a charter operator from the Northeast who takes great pride in their fleet and had high expectations this Falcon, once delivered, would match the quality of the rest. They trusted Duncan Aviation to make it happen once again.

Being a charter company, a passenger’s online user experience is paramount. A high priority was placed on improving the aircraft’s cabin connectivity by installing the Gogo AVANCE L5 Wi-Fi system. This allows passengers to stream audio and video, send email, make phone calls, or send text messages with less latency. The system was installed using one of the nine STCs Duncan Aviation has developed for installation of the Gogo AVANCE L5 system.

The crew’s situational safety and awareness was heightened with cockpit enhancements that included Synthetic Vision, Auto Descent Mode, XM Weather, Push to Load, and Faster Chart Loading, along with the addition of two new USB ports. 

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Passenger comfort is equally as important. The interior was given a contemporary look with new carpet, rebuilt and refurbished seats, window panels, headliners, six USB ports, veneered galley, and new opaque polycarbonate sliding galley tower doors. 

The look was finished off with Duncan Aviation’s custom-designed Falcon 2000 PSU panels. These panels provide smooth, modern lines eliminating the painted metal center section. They are lighter in weight and secured in place to prevent falling during flight or heavy turbulence.

With connectivity and comfort taken care of, creating the perfect ambience was next. The cabin was outfitted with PRIZM LED lighting. This was the first PRIZM light installation by Duncan Aviation using its ODA authority to perform MRA projects. The process couldn’t have gone any smoother. This enhancement allows passengers to change the lighting to match their mood giving them full-color spectrum and six lighting options, all controlled through a mobile app and existing cabin switches. The unique positioning of the up and downwash bulbs behind the Duncan Aviation PSU panels provided a consistent wash of light with reduced shadows on the headliner and upper sidewalls.

Finally, the aircraft received new paint. The exterior paint is 100% Duncan Aviation quality and was accomplished at two of the company’s MRO locations. Prior to the purchase, the previous owner took this Falcon 2000EX to Duncan Aviation in Battle Creek, Michigan, for a C inspection and received a Matterhorn White base paint. They knew they were going to sell the aircraft and went basic. This allowed the purchaser to have a fresh base canvas on which to add their own stripe design.

Duncan Aviation paint teams in both Battle Creek, Michigan, and Lincoln, Nebraska, had a hand in painting this Falcon 2000EX. Both owners understood what a quality paint job means to the longevity of an aircraft.

The sophisticated interior design was brought together with a classic cross-hatch designed carpet in a rich, warm, grey and a cream silk accent. It harmonizes with the neutral tailored seats, window panel, and headliner. The Duncan Aviation-designed PSU panels impact the overall appearance, providing an updated and stylish look.

No matter the time of day, this Falcon 2000EX’s PRIZM LED lighting offers six cabin lighting options controlled through an app on any mobile device, allowing passengers to have lighting that matches their moods.

The difference is in the details…the Duncan Aviation details! Rolling the veneer over to the edge versus a heavy, hardwood perimeter on the table surface provides a subtle but effective treatment to modernize the feel and look of the cabin. 

The galley features new opaque polycarbonate sliding galley tower doors and vinyl entry. Its clean, light counters and brushed-nickel plating contrasts the straight-grain veneer with matte finish.  The veneer is applied horizontally for a modern look in a rich brown color that coordinates with the warm grey in the carpet and lower sidewalls.

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