duncan aviation-provo welcomes first aircraft
January 8, 2019
Duncan Aviation welcomed the first aircraft, a Bombardier Global Express XRS, into its first new maintenance hangar at the Provo Municipal Airport in Provo, Utah. The workscope for the Global includes a 120-month airframe inspection and 10-year landing gear overhaul.
“We have been working hard to prepare and plan for our new maintenance and modifications center in Provo and we are thrilled to have the first maintenance hangar ready and open for work,” says Chad Doehring, Vice President of Operations at Provo.
Duncan Aviation completed construction and obtained necessary permits for the first hangar last week, ensuring that it would be ready for this first project. In addition, the Duncan Aviation fuel farm has been brought online and the company is now providing full fuel line service to customers.
The paint facility is expected to be ready in early spring and a second maintenance and completions hangar structure will follow. By second quarter 2020, all of the full-service backshops and offices for the new 275,000-square-foot facility will be completed.
Preparation for the first project included much more than bricks and mortar.
“Customers consistently tell us they bring their projects to Duncan Aviation because of our people,” Doehring says. “Our people have knowledge and expertise, are friendly and resourceful, and understand customer service at all levels. Our goal was to carefully plan our staffing to expand the overall feeling, culture and experience to our growing base in Provo. Customers who bring aircraft here will receive the same high level of experience that they receive at other Duncan Aviation facilities,” Doehring says.