Duncan Aviation has completed numerous updates to a Falcon 2000EX. The work included an overhaul of the interior and paintwork, in addition to a 2C inspection. The aircraft was also equipped with Gogo Avance L5, Airshow 500, and new AC outlets with USB charging.
The aircraft arrived at Duncan Aviation’s full-service facility in Battle Creek, Michigan, with a beige interior and gold accents. The customer wanted a modern and updated look, so Duncan Aviation lead designer Heather Pridemore worked closely with them to bring his vision to life.
“The owner really likes the heavy contrast of greys and blacks,” said Pridemore. “We gave the interior a very textural and masculine look that modernised the aircraft.”
The aircraft received all new materials including leather, plating, veneer and countertops. To achieve the more textured look the owner desired, the interior teams created custom quilted chairs highlighted with black accent piping. The lower sidewalls are covered in heavy grained, hand-tipped leather with French accent stitching. The carpet features a large geometric pattern with grey and black contrasts.
The owner wanted the interior and exterior to complement each other, using the same overall colours and style.
“The owner loved the paint job we did on his Citation a few years ago and wanted to use the same colour scheme,” said Pridemore. “The exterior has a dark grey belly with sleek lines making the aircraft look long and fast. We added a little red to the paint for more visual interest.”
“This was one of my favourite jobs I’ve worked on,” said Pridemore. “I was absolutely floored when I was able to see everything in the aircraft come together.”
Duncan Aviation completions and modifications sales rep Tiffany Buschini said that the owner and management company were so thrilled with how the project ran, and the quality and attention to detail, that the management company has elected to bring several additional aircraft to Duncan Aviation for similar work. “It feels great to know we’re a part of a team that takes such pride in their work,” said Buschini.