Duncan Aviation Celebrates Innovation and Customer Responsiveness with 2016 60th Anniversary

LINCOLN, NEB — In 1956, Duncan Aviation founder Donald Duncan bought into a Beechcraft distributorship in Omaha, Nebraska. As a pilot and businessman, Duncan had many relationships with aviators who used their aircraft for business purposes. He saw the natural alignment of fast business and quick travel and he positioned his company to help others successfully meet their goals.

“Sixty years later, we provide every service a business operator needs with 2,200 team members and dozens of locations,” says Todd Duncan, chairman of Duncan Aviation and grandson of Donald Duncan. “And every step in our growth journey can be attributed to customers asking for services, capabilities or amenities. We listened to them and we acted, ultimately providing them with solutions to meet their needs. As we celebrate 60 years in 2016, we do so with gratitude to the customers, team members and partners who have collaborated with us along the way.”

The company couldn’t have grown into its current role in business aviation without significant investment.

“We are dedicated to this industry, our customers and our team members and are in business for the long haul,” says Aaron Hilkemann, President of Duncan Aviation. Over the last 20 years, Duncan Aviation has invested nearly $175 million in facilities/tooling and nearly $48 million in training. “We are dedicated to business aviation, our customers and team members and every decision we make is made with them and the future in mind.”

That’s why the company will celebrate its past next year with an eye to the future. A main component of the company’s year-long anniversary celebration will be asking customers to share their plans for the future, listening to their goals and developing additional products and services that provide solutions to make their jobs in particular and aircraft operation in general easier. 

To learn more about Duncan Aviation’s history and the company’s 60th celebration, visit

To learn more about Duncan Aviation, visit or stop by Duncan Aviation at stand #G089 at EBACE 2016 held May 22-24 at Palexpo Geneva in Geneva, Switzerland. Visit to see Duncan Aviation attendees and show announcements.

About Duncan Aviation

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 Battle Creek, Michigan; Lincoln, Nebraska; and Provo, Utah. We also have dozens of other facilities strategically located throughout the United States to provide customers with regional support and the quickest response possible 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