Duncan Aviation is celebrating its 65th anniversary. The company’s founder, Donald Duncan, bought into a Beechcraft distributorship in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1956. A pilot and businessman who knew many aviators who used their aircraft for business, Duncan positioned his company to help others in achieving their goals.
Now, 65 years later, Duncan Aviation is a full-service business aviation service provider with 2,300 team members, three full-service MRO facilities, and dozens of satellite locations and AOG launch offices positioned throughout the USA.
“Throughout our 65 years, it has been our talented team members who have guided the company along its journey and helped to build our unique work culture, loyal customer following and excellent brand reputation,” said Todd Duncan, chairman of Duncan Aviation and grandson of Donald Duncan. “We hope they are as proud of this accomplishment as our family is.”
The company said it couldn’t have grown into its current role in business aviation without significant investment.
“We are dedicated to this industry, our customers, our team members, and the communities in which we are located,” said Jeff Lake, president of Duncan Aviation. “Every decision we make is with them and the future in mind.”
Over the last 25 years, Duncan Aviation has invested more than US$313m (€268m) in its facilities, tooling and new capabilities. The company has also spent more than US$68m (€58m) on training.
The company will officially celebrate the milestone from its Founder’s Day through the end of the year. Duncan Aviation’s Founder’s Day is celebrated on 22 August, the birthday of both founder Donald Duncan and coincidentally of his grandson and current chairman Todd Duncan. Celebration activities will include a team member song and art contest, local gatherings, and the publication of a coffee table book titled Always Trust Your Cape: The Soaring Story of Duncan Aviation.
Duncan Aviation supports the aviation needs of government and business operators, along with other service providers. Its services include major and minor airframe inspections, engine maintenance, major retrofits for cabin and cockpit systems, full paint and interior services, and pre-owned aircraft sales and acquisitions.
Duncan Aviation also has international aircraft components solutions experts available 24/7, all year round. Complete service facilities are located in Battle Creek, Michigan; Lincoln, Nebraska; and Provo, Utah. It also has dozens of other facilities strategically located throughout the USA to provide customers with regional support and to respond to avionics, engine and airframe AOG situations.