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Day 2: Duncan Aviation at NBAA—And The Award Goes To…

Posted by Diane Heiserman on Wed, Oct 22, 2014 @ 04:13 PM

During the first two days of the 2014 National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Meeting and Convention in Orlando, Florida, Duncan Aviation has been recognized separately by three OEMs as a top dealer.

Duncan Aviation’s 2014 NBAA Awards

Duncan Aviation President Aaron Hilkemann was present to accept many of these awards and believes they represent the great relationships Duncan Aviation shares with its OEM partners. “Duncan Aviation is founded on the principle of working together with all of our OEM partners to provide our mutual customers with an experience unlike any other in the business jet market.”


(L to R) John Slieter, Robert Duncan, Joachim Naimer, Paul DeHerreraClick to enlarge

Universal Avionics 2014 Top Dealer in North America

During an in-booth reception on Wednesday, Universal Avionics awarded Duncan Aviation the 2014 Top Dealer in North America. This is the third consecutive year Duncan Aviation has received this honor. 

This award represents the outstanding performance of only one North American dealer out of several hundred in its Authorized Dealer network.

Universal Avionics President and Chairman Joachim "Ted" Naimer and CEO Paul DeHerrera presented the award to Duncan Aviation’s Chairman Emeritus Robert Duncan and John Slieter, Duncan Aviation Vice President of Sales.


2014 Bombardier Authorized Service Facility Excellence Award for North America


(L to R) Aaron Hilkemann, Todd Duncan and Robert Duncan. Click to enlarge

Also on Wednesday, Duncan Aviation’s Provo, Utah, facility was recognized by Bombardier as the top authorized service facility in North America for its superior support of Bombardier customers.

Duncan Aviation's Aaron Hilkemann, Chairman and CEO Todd Duncan and Robert Duncan, accepted the award from Stan Younger, Bombardier Business Aircraft Vice President, Service Centers and Chris Milligan, Director, Authorized Service Facilities for Bombardier.

This is the fourth year in a row that a Duncan Aviation facility has received this award. In previous years, Duncan Aviation’s full service facilities in Battle Creek, Michigan, and Lincoln, Nebraska, have been recognized.

TrueNorth Top Tier Dealer for 2014


(L to R) Jeff Beutel, TrueNorth Regional Sales Manager, John Slieter, Mark van Berkel.  Click to enlarge

Duncan Aviation received recognition Tuesday afternoon from TrueNorth Avionics as one of the company’s Top Tier Dealers for 2014, representing TrueNorth’s Simphone product line.

John Slieter accepted the award from TrueNorth’s CEO Mark van Berkel.

More than 30 Duncan Aviation representatives are attending NBAA this year, representing several Duncan Aviation services, including airframe and engine servicespaint and interior modificationsavionics and parts support and aircraft sales and acquisitions.

Stop by the Duncan Aviation NBAA booth #208 to congratulate the team.

Tags: Conventions & Exhibitions, Announcements


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