Duncan Aviation Celebrates Twenty Years of Mobile Services with Expansion for the Future

posted on 14th October 2020 by Eddie Saunders
Duncan Aviation Celebrates Twenty Years of Mobile Services with Expansion for the Future

Today, engine RRT support at Duncan Aviation has 16 launch sites and 30 factory-trained technicians. They travel more than 500,000 land miles annually in 23 fully stocked service vehicles, performing nearly 2,000 AOG and in-field events per year. They are strategically positioned across the United States from Seattle to Fort Lauderdale and Long Beach to New York. And yes, they are still in the Dallas area located at the Addison, Texas, airport. All are well-equipped with the necessary tooling and a long list of capabilities that include troubleshooting, routine periodic inspections, vibration surveys, on-the-wing repairs, engine removals and reinstallations, and line maintenance that includes LRU (Line Replaceable Unit) changes and borescope inspections.

The RRT road capabilities have grown to include all Honeywell engine and APU (Auxiliary Power Unit) models; Pratt & Whitney JT15D, 300, and 500 series; General Electric CF34; Williams FJ44; and the Rolls Royce Spey/Tay/BR engine models. They work with the full support of Duncan Aviation’s MRO locations in Battle Creek, Michigan; Lincoln, Nebraska; and Provo, Utah; providing additional tooling and technicians as needed.

In 2019, the RRT experienced a transformation and expansion. Due to increased customer demand for more mobile airframe AOG and inspection services, three more Rapid Response teams, this time specializing in airframe services, were formed and based out of Duncan Aviation’s MRO (maintenance repair, & overhaul) facilities in Battle Creek, Lincoln, and Provo. In all, an additional 18 airframe technicians and eight fully stocked service vehicles are now on-call for airframe inspections, maintenance tasks, and discrepancies.