BATTLE CREEK, MICH. — Duncan Aviation recently announced that its Battle Creek, Michigan, facility can now provide operators with a QuickTurn Hot Section Inspection (HSI) program for Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) engines.
“We are excited to be able to offer aggressive turntimes on P&WC hot sections,” says Dan Arrick, Duncan Aviation’s Pratt & Whitney Engine Service Sales Specialist. “Many operators will want to take advantage of this over a weekend so the maintenance impact to their flying schedule is at a minimum.”
In addition to the engine support, Duncan Aviation has airframe service capabilities on the main airframes that fly P&WC engines models, allowing operators to have airframe work performed while their engine maintenance is being completed.
Duncan Aviation has provided overhaul management and Hot Section Inspection services for P&WC engines through their relationship with P&WC and a network of authorized service providers for more than 30 years. More than a year ago, though, P&WC opened an HSI back shop located within Duncan Aviation’s hangar in Battle Creek. The 3,700-square-feet of work and office space is fully staffed by a team of Pratt & Whitney Canada engine technicians.
“Our customers can really benefit from the shop being located here on-site,” Arrick says. “Shortening downtime and controlling expenses are on the forefront of every operator’s mind. Having a P&WC HSI repair facility located in Battle Creek cuts the time and expense necessary to send out parts for factory inspection. Now all we have to do is walk them down the ramp to the shop. Not only do Duncan Aviation technicians have unprecedented access to OEM technicians and engines are delivered out of maintenance quicker, but parts shipping costs are also nearly non-existent.”
Duncan Aviation has performed HSI services on-wing for PT6, JT15D and PW500 series engines for years. We have also provided customers with line maintenance for PT6, JT15D, PW300, PW500 and PW600 series engines at our full-service aircraft maintenance facilities in Battle Creek, Michigan, and Lincoln, Nebraska, and we have eight strategically based U.S. Engine Rapid Response teams on-call and equipped to travel to a customer’s location to perform engine R&Rs and HSIs and technical support at a moment’s notice. Duncan Aviation also provides overhaul management services for PT6, JT15D, PW300 and PW500 engines and works with ESP, JSSI and Power Advantage maintenance plans.
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 Lincoln, Neb., and Battle Creek, Mich. Additional locations include Provo, Utah, and more than 20 other facilities strategically located throughout the United States to provide customers with local support and the quickest response 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 www.DuncanAviation.aero
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