12/09/2017 DUNCAN AVIATION BREAKS GROUND ON PROVO MAINTENANCE AND COMPLETIONS FACILITY

DUNCAN AVIATION BREAKS GROUND ON PROVO MAINTENANCE AND COMPLETIONS FACILITY

Duncan Aviation has begun construction on a new business aircraft maintenance, modifications and paint complex at its Provo, Utah, location. Dirt has been moved in place for the ramp base and site preparation has started for the large maintenance and modifications center, which includes an innovative paint facility.

The maintenance and completions facility will have large hangar spaces along with backshop and office space. The new paint structure will have the latest down-draft air flow technology, including automatic monitoring and alarms, to provide the best paint environment possible for aircraft. To increase efficiency, the paint hangar is designed to accommodate multiple aircraft at once, utilizing a two-zone airflow system. With this design, Duncan Aviation paint teams can perform stripping, sanding, painting and detail work on multiple aircraft simultaneously.
  

The facility, which will cost over $70 million and is being built by Tectonic Management Group, Inc., will allow input of some of the largest business aircraft in use today.The expansion is expected to be completed by the end of 2019. 

“We consistently hear from operators in the Western United States that they would like to see more investment in a Duncan Aviation location closer to their home base,” says Aaron Hilkemann. “The Provo area is the perfect complement to our other full-service facilities in Battle Creek, Michigan, and Lincoln, Nebraska. That is why we initially started our Provo facility. The plan has always been to expand that original footprint and build a new facility from the ground up. We are pleased to anounce that those plans are now underway, allowing us to meet the upcoming maintenance and completions demands from in the area and around the world.”

In addition to this upcoming expansion, Duncan Aviation has invested more than $208 million in facilities, tooling and new capabilities and more than $53 million in training over the last 20 years. “We are dedicated to business aviation, our customers and team members and every decision we make is made with them and the future in mind,” Hilkemann says.

For more information about any of Duncan Aviation’s services, call +1 402.475.2611 or visit  www.DuncanAviation.aero.