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Duncan Aviation Provo Construction Update

Posted by Chad Doehring on Thu, Sep 13, 2018 @ 07:30 AM

As summer draws to a close, the construction progress is stronger than ever.IMG_0768

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On average there are 70-75 steel erectors, electricians, and concrete and mechanical experts working diligently to have Hangar B and Building 1 ready to open in January 2019.

Hangar B service pits have been installed, Fueland the entire hangar floor is now in. The Paint Hangar is on track to open in March 2019, and the structural steel is up and being closed in for Hangar C and Building 3 (opening June 2019). The structural steel is also being erected for Building 2 (opening in the first quarter of 2020).

The fuel farm is now onsite and going through the testing and certification stages. Over the next two months, the focus will be to complete the build out of Building 1, Hangar B, and the Paint Hangar. Major system installations in the near future include the RTO system in the Paint Hangar, air compressor system for the campus, and hangar door installation.FFFPicture2Picture5IMG_0771

IMG_0770Picture3The 14" thick ramp took 35,000 yards of concrete, and 6.5 million pounds of steel.Picture6Picture4

Tags: Duncan Aviation-Provo, engineering, Community, Announcements, construction

Need Engineering Assistance? Talk to Duncan Aviation

Posted by Kate Dolan on Tue, Mar 13, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Demand for talented engineering services within business aviation seems to be at an all-time high. In 2017, Duncan Aviation made its Engineering & Certification Services available for projects throughout the aerospace industry. Although the company’s engineering and certification professionals have always been available to assist other companies, Duncan Aviation expanded its services to include a team dedicated solely to supporting external requests.

Sean Davenport, a member of that team of experienced engineering professionals, will be available to talk with operators and OEMs interested in these services at the AEA (Aircraft Electronics Association) International Convention & Trade Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, from March 26-29, 2018.  

Davenport_Sean.jpgSean is an Inspection Unit Member for Duncan Aviation’s ODA and Project Planner for  the company’s highly regarded Engineering & Certification Services Alterations Planning Team. With more than 20 years of experience at Duncan Aviation, four years in the United States Navy as an avionics electrician, a degree in avionics from Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and a certified A&P maintenance tech, Sean is fully prepared to provide information and answer questions about engineering and certification. 

Sean will be available to consult with both  aircraft owners and operators interested in completing special projects as well ascompanies looking for assistance with engineering and certification projects, such as STCs (Supplemental Type Certificates) or PMAs (Parts Manufacturer Approvals). 

“With my broad experience at Duncan Aviation, I’m ready to answer questions that come my way at AEA or anytime. I understand aircraft systems, engineering, and certification and the process for developing STCs, PMAs, and MRAs (Major Repair and Alterations),” says Sean Davenport. “I can give customers approximate costs for STCs and PMAs and give them an idea of what the challenges might be with their potential projects.”

With regard to buying aircraft certified in a country other than the United States, Sean can also guide customers through the often seemingly complicated process of securing FAA or international approval and certification. He’s worked with customers who have bought aircraft from around the world, including from Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Isle of Man, Cayman Islands, and many countries in Europe, and he’s dealt with the Civil Airworthiness Authorities in those countries, as well. 

Sean and his wife Nicole have been married for 18 years and have two teen-aged daughters. Although they’re from opposite coasts (Sean is from upstate New York, and Nicole is from Orange County, California), they met in Tulsa when they were students. They’ve made a life for themselves and their daughters on the Great Plains, and in their rather scarce free time, they enjoy traveling, making home improvements, and spending time outdoors camping, fishing, and hiking. 

To learn more about the capabilities of Duncan Aviation’s Engineering & Certification Services, make an appointment to meet with Sean. Contact Sean at +1 402.475.2611 or Sean.Davenport@DuncanAviation.com.

Tags: OEM, engineering

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