Charter

Duncan Aviation harnesses in-house capabilities to complete Falcon 50

The Duncan Aviation team recently gave this Falcon 50 aircraft new exterior paint, full interior refurbishment, aft cabin reconfiguration with new divan installation, avionics upgrades, winglets, and LED lighting.

Duncan Aviation is excited to showcase a Falcon 50 that its aircraft artisans recently refurbished.

The Duncan Aviation team gave the aircraft new exterior paint, full interior refurbishment, aft cabin reconfiguration with new divan installation, avionics upgrades, winglets, and LED lighting.

After the aircraft’s prepurchase evaluation was completed at Duncan Aviation’s Battle Creek, Michigan, facility, the team immediately began the transformation process.

The first-time customer told Senior Completions & Modifications Sales Rep Tiffany Buschini that they had heard about the quality of work Duncan Aviation provides and the reputation the company has, and that they didn’t want to take the aircraft anywhere else.

Buschini said: “They had explained to me that the flight attendant had expressed concern about sitting on a pull-up jump seat.

“To create a more comfortable and enjoyable experience, we added a side-facing jumpseat. This also creates more space for the crew to get in and out of the flight deck when someone is seated in the jumpseat.”

Buschini explained that the interior wasn’t necessarily in poor condition when it arrived at the Duncan Aviation facility, but the new owners wanted a complete refresh, and they wanted to personalize it to fit their tastes. The result is a modern and striking interior that has a few unique additions.

One of the unique aspects of the interior are the cupholders and galley inserts that the Duncan Aviation team designed and customized to hold handmade pottery mugs that the owner’s friend creates.

Jack Bauder, Designer said: “Our Cabinet Shop built a custom-fit insert to store these mugs in a galley drawer.

“We also created the concept for a multi-level cupholder, which can accommodate both these mugs or highball glasses in a single unit.”

The Duncan Aviation Engineering team developed the measurements and drawings for production, which Duncan Aviation’s Duncan Manufacturing Solutions team then produced in-house.

The new, custom, one-off cupholders were installed throughout the cabin and include a specific spot to put the passengers’ lowball whiskey glasses and highball glasses.

“This is just another example of how Duncan Aviation can harness our in-house capabilities to fit our customers’ specific needs,” said Buschini.

Senior Avionics Sales Rep Mike Morgan explained that this was the first time Duncan Aviation installed the Collins CMU-4000+ CMU for FANS-1/A & ATN-B1 with the Pro Line 21 system into a Falcon 50EX.

“Dassault was working on a CMU-4000+ STC for this installation, and it was proposed to use this project as the conforming aircraft,” said Morgan.

Morgan also explained that the new owner had concerns about the serviceability of the outdated Cabin Management System (CMS). To mitigate these concerns, the team installed the Alto Cadence CMS.

Share
.