Duncan Aviation refurbishes Falcon 2000EX


Duncan Aviation has delivered a Falcon 2000EX following a pre-purchase inspection that advanced into a complete interior and paint refurbishment project involving the installation of Gogo Avance L5 connectivity and Prizm cabin lighting.

The aircraft was imported from the Isle of Man for the work at Duncan Aviation’s facility in Lincoln, Nebraska. The client is a charter operator who had previously entrusted two other Falcon 2000EXs to the company.

Improving cabin connectivity was a high priority. The Gogo Avance L5 wi-fi system’s installation allows passengers to stream audio and video, send an email, make phone calls or send text messages with less latency. The system was installed using one of the nine STCs Duncan Aviation has developed for the installation of the Gogo Avance L5 system.

Crew situational safety and awareness were heightened with cockpit improvements that included synthetic vision, auto descent mode, XM weather, push to load, and faster chart loading, along with the addition of two new USB ports.

The interior was given a contemporary look with new carpet, rebuilt and refurbished seats, window panels, headliners, six USB ports, a veneered galley, and new opaque polycarbonate sliding galley tower doors.

The Falcon 2000EX received the first Prizm LED light installation by Duncan Aviation, using its ODA authority to perform MRA projects. This enhancement allows passengers to change the lighting to match their mood, giving them a full-colour spectrum and six lighting options, all controlled through a mobile app and existing cabin switches. Duncan Aviation said the unique positioning of the up and downwash bulbs behind custom-designed PSU panels provides a consistent wash of light with reduced shadows on the ceiling and upper sidewalls.

The exterior paint work was accomplished at two of Duncan Aviation’s MRO locations. Before the aircraft’s purchase, the previous owner took this Falcon 2000EX to Duncan Aviation in Battle Creek, Michigan, for a C inspection, where it was painted with a Matterhorn White base. The then-owner knew they were selling the aircraft and went basic, giving the new owner a fresh canvas to add their personalised stripe design.

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