Duncan Aviation Pilots Efficiency Programs with Goal of Decreasing Maintenance Turntimes

LINCOLN, NEB. — Duncan Aviation has developed several efficiency initiatives in 2014 with the goal of reducing project turntimes and getting customers back in the air faster.

“One of our main goals for 2014 is to explore our project efficiency with the hopes of cutting days off of major airframe work coming to a Duncan Aviation location and getting our customers back in the air faster while keeping our excellent customer service and same great-quality work,” says Chad Doehring, Airframe Manager for Duncan Aviation’s Lincoln, Neb., facility.

To meet this goal, Duncan Aviation locations have implemented an employee suggestion program that focuses on efficiency and simplification. Doehring says suggestions have included simple things like moving tools and toolboxes to better locations to more complex items like electronic work order enhancements, all with the goal of giving technicians more time work on an aircraft and therefore completing the work faster.

In addition to general ideas for all aircraft project work, there are specific, focused targets for specific aircraft and inspections.

Rod Christensen, Airframe Manager with Duncan Aviation’s Battle Creek,Mich., location, says that “shortening the scheduled turntime for Dassault inspections and EASy II provisioning are two very specific, strategic ideas which the company is working toward.”

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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.

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