Throughout its 66-year history, Duncan Aviation has made a point of listening to its customers, especially when they say they’d appreciate having a Duncan Aviation presence nearby. In the last few years, at customers’ requests, the company has opened Satellites/workaway stations in Aurora, Oregon; Nashville, Tennessee; Manassas, Virginia; and now, the newest fixed location at the Republic Airport (FRG) in Farmingdale on Long Island, New York.
After Duncan Aviation closed its hangar doors at the MacArthur Airport (ISP) on Long Island in 2008, customers have been asking about a new Duncan Aviation Satellite to provide avionics support in the area. In late 2022, the company found the right location at the Republic Airport, and in January 2023, the FAA approved the space. For the first time in 14 years, Duncan Aviation has a presence on Long Island.
Housed in the spacious hangars of Atlantic Aviation, the Satellite operates under the capable management of Pete Marte, a 19-year team member and Manager of several other Duncan Aviation Satellites including Oxford, Connecticut; Bedford, Massachusetts; and White Plains, New York. Its technical team is led by Satellite Avionics Tech Pedro Roque.
“Growth in the area has been significant since we closed our shop at MacArthur, and there was truly a great need for avionics support in the area,” says Manager of Satellite Operations Matt Nelson. “There are few shops anywhere in the area, so Pedro and the team make a big difference to customers at Republic Airport.”
The team serves scheduled customers and those with drop-in needs.
“I’m excited to see and work with old friends and clients from years ago,” says Pete. “I’m confident that we’ll have a successful go of it and give clients in the area the high-quality, Duncan Aviation service they’re expecting.”
Prospective customers are welcome to stop by and see what Duncan Aviation’s skilled technicians can do for them. Duncan Aviation Farmingdale is located at 9100 Republic Airport, Rt 109, Hangar 5, Suite 5 in Farmingdale. The techs can be reached by phone at +1 631.465.0144.
Customers of Duncan Aviation’s Satellites and workaway stations can expect a few more changes at the shops in their areas. Duncan Aviation is always surveying the market and asking operators how we can best support them. In 2020, the Satellite in Teterboro, New Jersey, added limited airframe services. Helping support Meridian, the FBO the shop is located within, with all of its oxygen and nitrogen needs, Duncan Aviation Airframe Tech Devin Marchesani has been working wheels and brakes and providing customers in Teterboro assistance with their additional airframe needs.