Last fall, Duncan Aviation’s Interior Team in Battle Creek, Michigan, completely transformed the dated and dark interior of a Challenger that had been used as a charter jet.
The new owner liked the size and flight range of the model and was looking for some minor interior tweaks.
Instead, with unique designs from Duncan Aviation’s Battle Creek Multi Media Illustrator Ken Reita, the owner decided to go with a complete interior refurbishment.
Although he was delighted with the colors and textures Ken incorporated into the new interior, the customer had concerns about the noise-level in the cabin. He can’t talk comfortably in his other aircraft, and he wants to ensure he’s able to in the Challenger.
To accomplish that, Battle Creek Completions and Modifications Sales Rep Adam Bruce contacted Tanya Morris from Skandia, Inc., in Mount Morris, Illinois. Tanya went on a couple of test flights and recommended new, sound-dampening insulation.
“We augmented the sound-proofing package and dropped the noise level from 3.8db to 2.4db,” says Adam. “Tania performed sound tests in the lav, cabin, and entrance, and she prepared a report for the owner, showing the lower sound levels.”
Read about the rest of this project in the Spring 2017 Duncan Debrief magazine.