LINCOLN, NEB — During 2019, Duncan Aviation’s Managed Rotable Inventory or MRI expanded its customer base by more than a third, adding 45% more available part numbers and increasing its inventory value by $2 million dollars.
Cori Hawes was recently appointed as MRI Program Assistant to support the rapid growth. She joins Sr Rotable Consignment Manager Vince Cruickshank in the day-to-day management of client MRI Rotables with pricing updates, restocking activities, and processing core returns.
The MRI is a unique parts program like no other in the aviation industry. It allows clients to sell their aircraft rotable inventory to Duncan Aviation’s large customer base while still maintaining ownership, price control, and oversight.
“When clients first hear about it, many think it is too good to be true,” says Chris Gress, Duncan Aviation Parts & Rotables Sales Business Development Manager. “They think they missed something when we begin to discuss the basics of the program.”
The basics of the MRI program are quite simple. Here’s how it works: Clients ship select aircraft components from their rotable inventory to Duncan Aviation in Lincoln, Nebraska. Duncan Aviation manages all of the daily operations such as customer service, sales, marketing, shipping, exchange, repair, insurance, and billing. But clients maintain ownership and control of their inventory, making all pricing and stock level decisions.
Once MRI clients are part of the program, they immediately experience the broad reach of Duncan Aviation’s customer base. Inventories are marketed and sold to operators of helicopter, turboprop, and business, regional, and commercial aircraft.
For more information about Duncan Aviation’s Managed Rotable Inventory, contact Chris Gress by phone at +1 402.479.1664 or via email at Chris.Gress@DuncanAviation.com.
Duncan Aviation is an aircraft service provider supporting the aviation needs of business aircraft operators, government agencies, and other aircraft service providers. Services include major and minor airframe inspections, engine maintenance, major retrofits for cabin and cockpit avionics systems, full paint and interior services, engineering and certification services, fabrication and manufacturing 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 scheduled 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 https://www.DuncanAviation.aero/services
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