The Duncan Download Blog: Business Aviation Advice & Observations

Duncan Aviation: Being The Voice of Clarity in an Acronym-Happy Industry

Posted by Lori Johnson on Tue, Dec 29, 2015 @ 08:00 AM

The business aviation industry is highly technical, highly regulated, extremely dynamic and full of acronyms. If you are like many in the industry you don’t have the luxury of time or resources to do proper research and fact-finding on the most important issues facing your flight operations.

That’s why we do it for you. It’s free of charge and yours for the taking.

Todd Duncan was recently asked why, in this highly competitive industry, the company gives away such robust technical resources to operators. Here is what he had to say.

“This is not a new concept by any means. Duncan Aviation has been educating customers for decades. Aviation is highly regulated and mandates can be confusing to those who don’t live and breathe them every day. Ultimately, our goal is to guide operators to make the most of their assets and be able to use them efficiently and effectively. The best way to do this is to ensure they are able to make informed decisions for their aircraft and their flight department. Doing so ensures that they will continue to operate their aircraft, and we will be able to continue providing them with meaningful and valued services. If operators really understand the work they need and want to have completed on their aircraft, they are able to make decisions that allow them to maximize their downtime and, in turn, make more efficient use of their asset.”

That’s why we do it. Now here’s how.

Straight Talk Books

Straigh_Talk_covers.jpgThe first Duncan Aviation Straight Talk book was written in the early 1990s by our avionics experts when the mandates for Traffic Alert & Collision Avoidance Systems (TCAS) in business aircraft were being discussed and implemented.

Since then many Straight Talk books have been published to address complicated avionics mandates and other industry initiatives, such as NextGen, FANS, ADS-B and RVSM. The same Duncan Aviation technical experts who author these informative books are available to operators by phone anytime they wish for clarification or more information.  

Download Straight Talk books here:

Duncan Intelligence newsletters

DI-thumb.gifTwenty years ago, we started a quarterly technical newsletter with airframe-specific information that was faxed to operators. Our goal was to share technical tips and information that operators could use to better maintain and care for their aircraft.

Our goal has remained the same, but now the Duncan Intelligence is a monthly e-mail subscription for business aircraft operators around the world. All articles are written by our team of airframe-specific technical representatives.

Subscribe to the Duncan Intelligence here:

Presentations and Seminars

In keeping with our goal of educating aircraft operators, we have held a variety of seminars and educational courses over the years, from two-day-long conferences at our facilities to hour-long presentations at major industry tradeshows and events.

In 2016, we will continue this tradition. Those events will include our popular ADS-B and NextGen seminars.

Check out all future Duncan Aviation events here:

2016 is a special year. It is Duncan Aviation’s 60th year of helping business aircraft operators be safe, efficient and productive. For six decades, customers have asked us for solutions and services. We are celebrating our 60 years by telling the stories about the people of Duncan Aviation who listened and took action.

Celebrate with us by subscribing to the Duncan Download blog, following us on Facebook and Twitter (@DuncanAviation) and visiting our anniversary website at

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