Duncan Aviation expands satellite station network


Duncan Aviation will open a satellite repair station at Chantilly Air’s newly completed Jet Center at Manassas Regional Airport in Northern Virginia, roughly 30 miles from downtown Washington DC. Duncan Aviation says its satellite stations inspect, install, troubleshoot, service and repair “virtually every type of equipment” on board business aircraft.

Chantilly Air’s new facility offers 60,000ft² (5,574m²) of hangar space along with an FBO complete with conference rooms, a pilot lounge with private snooze rooms, crew fitness centre and private shower facilities, a VIP waiting and screening area, rentable office space and on-site Go Rentals.

Matt Nelson, manager of Duncan Aviation’s satellite operations, says staffing for the new satellite is well underway. The company plans to start serving customers in the Mid-Atlantic region in April 2021.

“Duncan Aviation is excited to have a presence in this region and honoured to be housed in this gorgeous new facility,” said Nelson. “Additionally, our relationship with Chantilly Air allows both of us to build on our brands to create a strong, local presence.”

One year ago, Duncan Aviation celebrated the 35th year of serving customers through its network of 28 satellite repair stations and workaways. Originally developed to offer avionics support for aircraft owners/operators in times of critical and remote-location needs, the teams now also provide many other installation services. These include ACA air purification systems, air-to-ground or satellite-based wi-fi, cabin systems, flight management systems, cockpit modernisation, WAAS/LPV and more.

Duncan Aviation said the original concept of placing experienced avionics technicians closer to customers hasn’t changed, and neither has the desire to place satellites in facilities owned and operated by reliable and esteemed companies. Chantilly Air has been providing maintenance, fuelling and charter management services for nearly 30 years.

Satellite shops are supported by the full-service Duncan Aviation Avionics & Instrument Shop at its headquarters in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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