Duncan Aviation Team Members “Soaring to Serve”

LINCOLN, NEB. — One of Duncan Aviation’s “Core Values” is to “Support our communities and encourage volunteerism.” It is something many of Duncan Aviation’s more than 2,000 members take to heart.

“Duncan Aviation team members spend a great deal of personal time volunteering and donating for a wide range of causes throughout the course of the year. The EVP allows team members to focus all volunteer and donation activities into a specific event. This allows us to better showcase the activities of our team to both the community and our customers,” says Aaron Lane, Manager of OEM Engineering and Certification Services.

In order to spread the word about the EVP and spur some ownership, team members were asked to submit program name suggestions to Duncan Aviation’s Philanthropy Committee in early March. The committee, led by Connie Duncan, wife of Duncan Aviation Chairman Todd Duncan, then selected the following names for team members to vote on: We Are Duncan Volunteers, Flying High to Help, Gear Up! Destination Community, Soaring to Serve, The Sky’s the Limit and Duncan Airlift.

“Soaring to Serve” won in a very close contest. The name was submitted by Jim Ferguson, Engineering ODA Administrator at Duncan Aviation’s Lincoln, Nebraska, location. In addition to bragging rights, Duncan Aviation made a donation to Ferguson’s choice of a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Jim chose FoodNet of Lincoln as he and his wife coordinate and help pick up, organize and distribute food on Tuesdays at the Northwest Lincoln Church of Christ FoodNet site, which averages 15 to 20 volunteers and serves approximately 120 families every week.

Duncan Aviation’s companywide goal is to donate 1,500 hours during May and June; this includes family member contributions. When the goal is successfully met, Duncan Aviation will make financial donations to local organizations that provide education, food and/or safety for children. The top three employees with the most volunteer service hours will also each select a 501(c)3 charitable organization to receive an additional donation from the company.

In addition to tracking personal volunteer hours, Duncan Aviation’s Lincoln campus will host two events with Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit organization founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live. On April 20, team members will drywall a local house. They will then paint those walls on April 27.

The two-month program will conclude at the end of June and Duncan Aviation is confident that the company will be able to celebrate its success in July.

“We believe great fulfillment can come from volunteering our time to those in need. The EVP is so much more than just another initiative. We often forget that it can be even more beneficial for the giver than it is for the receiver,” says Mandy Carther, Human Resource Generalist.

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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