Contributed by Bill Prochazka, Vice President & General Manager Provo Operations
Duncan Aviation-Provo hangar in front of the Wasatch Mountain Range.
Provo hangar filled with aircraft from around the world.
Duncan Aviation-Provo has now been open for business, taking care of customers and delivering aircraft for more than 16 months! Below is a fresh snapshot of what we’ve been up to during that time.
During our first year, we were welcomed by an all-time record snow fall totaling 800+ inches, a handful of hot 90 degree days and 102 MPH wind gusts just north of Salt Lake City.
We earned OEM authorizations to perform warranty work on the Embraer Legacy & Phenom and Bombardier's Learjet and Challenger 300 & 600 series, as well as line support for Bombardier Global series aircraft.
Since the hangar doors opened on August 2, 2010, we have completed more than 100 work orders for 88 core aircraft. These projects have come to us from all across the U.S., London, Hong Kong, Australia and the Cayman Islands. Following are a few specifics:
- Letter check inspections (11)
- 12-year inspection (1)
- 6,000 landing gear inspection (1)
- Letter check inspections (8)
- 240-month (1)
- 96-month (2)
- 196-month (1)
- Landing gear overhaul / major inspections (3)
- Challenger 300 AOG road trip to Idaho(1)
- AOG / SB road trip (4)
- Area support road trips (6)
- 4L inspection on a Legacy (1)
- 7X AOG rescue to Las Vegas(1)
- Letter check inspections (4)
- Pre-purchase evaluations (3)
We are excited about our growth over the last 16 months and have begun to see regular repeat business from many operators whose first Duncan Aviation experience has been in Provo. In support of this great momentum, we purchased the building next door to be converted into shop space for sheet metal, install and interior work.
From all of us at Duncan Aviation-Provo, Happy New Year! Stop in and see us anytime you’re west of the Rockies!
Bill Prochazka is Duncan Aviation's Executive Vice President & General Manager of Provo, Utah, Operations. His aviation career began in 1979.