Duncan Aviation Marks 35 Years of Landing Gear Work

LINCOLN, NEB. — Duncan Aviation has overhauled more than 3,200 landing gear ship sets in the last 35 years; the very first was from a Learjet 24 aircraft.

In 1980, Duncan Aviation performed its first landing gear overhaul. Using parts purchased from Learjet and tools they made themselves, the Duncan Aviation Learjet airframe team performed everything from gear tear downs to rebuilds, including the required work on stab actuators, bushings and paint. This was completed on four small benches in a shop at the back of the main airframe hangar.

Thirty-five years later, Duncan Aviation has a 6,000 square-foot dedicated landing gear shop with an overhead crane, fixed stands and large paint booth with curing room. Nine technicians work three shifts covering every day of the week. And the team does more than just Learjet gear now. They have overhaul, inspection and repair capabilities on Beechcraft, Cessna, Embraer, Bombardier Learjet, Bombardier Challenger and Bombardier Global landing gear.

The landing gear team is supported by other Duncan Aviation Accessories teams that specialize in seven areas, including batteries, electronics, electro mechanical, hydraulic fluids/fuel, landing gear, non-destructive testing and pneumatics.

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