LINCOLN, NEB. — Duncan Aviation is pleased to announce its paint, airframe, avionics install, and interior teams recently competed a multishop effort on a Citation CJ2+ at its facility in Lincoln, Nebraska. Working with Lead Designer Heather Pridemore from Duncan Aviation’s facility in Battle Creek, Michigan, interior specialists in Lincoln reupholstered the leather seats, laid new carpet, and installed sharp-looking lower side ledges. The company’s avionics install crew upgraded the flight deck to a Pro Line Fusion suite for domestic flight, and the paint team painted the exterior with a bright, custom-designed paint scheme.
“I upgraded to the Pro Line Fusion suite because it provides more information at your fingertips. It makes your workload as a pilot so much easier,” says owner/operator Drew Forhan. “The system allows for more heads up flying, the graphical weather interface is much improved, and the touchscreens are very easy to use.”
The Collins Aerospace Pro Line Fusion upgrade to the CJ2+ cockpit is only the 4th on an aircraft industry-wide and adds to the nearly 30 Collins Pro Line Fusion upgrades Duncan Aviation has successfully completed on the Citation Jet fleet.
Ms. Pridemore worked closely with Mr. Forhan to spec the interior work and design the exterior paint scheme.
“His mom was an interior designer, so he knew what he wanted. We worked together to identify a pattern he liked for the lower side ledges, and it really worked out well,” says Pridemore.
The interior had been dark, heavy, and dated, so the design team worked to produce a light, bright interior, and Mr. Forhan wanted the colors of his business incorporated into the exterior paint scheme.
“My initial reaction was that I was impressed with the quality of the workmanship,” said Forhan. “The interior design group at Duncan Aviation was very helpful in putting together an interior look that was excellent.”
“The owner was at a loss for words when presented with the refurbished aircraft,” says Completions and Modifications Senior Sales Rep Angie Coleman. “He was more than satisfied with the level of service he received at Duncan Aviation and with how the whole project turned out.”
Mr. Forhan agreed.
“From the quote process to the time during the completion, Duncan Aviation was thorough and accurate in quoting the project and timeline expectations,” said Forhan. “Throughout the process, myDuncan was very helpful in keeping me up-to-date with the plane with pictures. Every week, I got pictorial updates, so I could literally see what phase the plane was in. Additionally, the weekly phone conversations with Matt Scherer kept me up-to-date on the plane’s progress.”
To install the Collins Aerospace Fusion on your CJ1+, CJ2+ or CJ3 or on your CL604, contact a member of Duncan Aviation’s Avionics Sales Team (https://duncanaviation.aero/services/avionics-installation/contacts).
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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