When a Falcon 900EX with an unusual floor plan came to the attention of one of Duncan Aviation’s past clients, he began to consider the possibilities and envision a diamond in the rough that could become his new gem. And he knew just who to turn to for help.
“This project was a massive undertaking,” explains Sales Manager Nate Klenke.
“Nearly everything in the aircraft, from entry to aft, was new or required some level of modification. It demanded detailed planning throughout from the initial call to scale the size and associated costs of the project, to the design and engineering, the day-to-day management, the consistent attention to detail and the final installation.”
Director of Maintenance Robert Tod says this Falcon 900EX is his company’s fifth multi-million-dollar project with Duncan Aviation.
“This was a total exterior and interior refurbishment,” says Tod. “The end product was as expected, top-notch. Thanks to Duncan Aviation and the designers, engineers, and technicians that were involved with this project!”
An Appreciation for Design
The owner brought an appreciation for design and a refined style to the project planning and design phase.
“The Duncan Aviation Design team in Lincoln, Nebraska, has renovated multiple aircraft for him through the years,” says Duncan Aviation Lead Designer Stephanie Kuhn.
“He has an experienced eye for design and style and takes all of the details into consideration. We embraced his openness to big ideas and suggestions, and he carefully considered all of the team’s suggestions and ideas. Working with someone like this always makes a project more exciting and fun.”
“We began the process with visualization boards,” says Kuhn. “The boards consisted of concept drawings and inspirational images that created an overall mood or concept. The owner’s response to certain details and feedback helped to set the tone and refine the overall design.”
“When doing a complete Falcon interior with a couple of our key upgrades, including our Duncan Aviation-designed PSU (Passenger Service Unit) overlay panels and our drinkrail modernization, we provide our Finishing Touches hardware package to complete the interior transformation,” says Tracey Boesch, Senior Falcon Completions & Modifications Sales Rep.
“This provides a unified look with the same profile and style so that the handles in the galley, lavatory, window shades and drinkrail lids are harmonious throughout the aircraft.”