LINCOLN, NEB. — Duncan Aviation started the new year by performing aircraft service work in one hangar of its new maintenance facility. The windows have been installed, the floors have been coated and yesterday—with a Falcon 7X leading the way—four jets needing service entered the new 40,000-square-foot hangar bay in Lincoln, Nebraska.
“The hangar opened up a few weeks ahead of schedule,” says Airframe Services Manager Chad Doerhing. “We worked to complete it sooner because of the sheer volume of aircraft we have moving through our facility right now.”
This hangar is one of two housed in the new 175,000-square-foot facility, and it is the only part that has received occupancy permits so far. The rest of the building is set to be completed in June. Altogether, this maintenance structure is the largest expansion project Duncan Aviation’s Lincoln campus has ever seen. The remaining 95,000-square-feet of space will be filled with offices and shops. Doehring says the structure shop and engine line shop will open toward the end of January.
“To properly prepare for this opening, we hired and trained all throughout 2013, building our teams up,” he says. “We’ll continue to do so throughout 2014.”
The expansion comes in response to customer requests and changing customer needs. The business aviation industry continues to shift toward larger business aircraft, a trend fueled by technological advances and increased globalization.
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, engine maintenance, major retrofits for cabin and cockpit systems, full paint and interior services and preowned aircraft sales and acquisitions. Duncan Aviation also has international aircraft components solutions experts available 24/7/365 at +1 402.475.4125 who can handle any aircraft system problem with immediate exchanges, rotables, loaners or avionics/instrument/accessory repairs and overhauls. Complete service facilities are located in Lincoln, Neb., and Battle Creek, Mich. Additional locations include Provo, Utah, and more than 20 other facilities strategically located throughout the United States to provide customers with local support and the quickest response to avionics, engine and airframe Aircraft On Ground (AOG) situations.
For more information about any of Duncan Aviation’s services, call +1 402.475.2611 or visit www.DuncanAviation.aero
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