Duncan Aviation recently refurbished a Falcon 2000EX that has received a complete paint and interior overhaul, 2C inspection, Gogo Avance L5, Airshow 500 and new AC outlets with USB charging.
The aircraft arrived at its full-service facility in Battle Creek, Michigan with an outdated beige interior and gold accents. The customer wanted to make the aircraft look new, modern and updated, so lead designer Heather Pridemore worked closely with the owner to bring his vision to life.
“The owner really likes the heavy contrast of greys and blacks,” says Pridemore. “We gave the interior a very textural and masculine look.”
The aircraft received all new materials including leather, plating, veneer and countertops. In order to achieve the more textured look the owner desired, Duncan Aviation's interior teams created custom quilted chairs that are highlighted with black accent piping. The lower sidewalls are covered in heavy grained, hand-tipped leather with French accent stitching. The carpet features a large geometric pattern with grey and black contrasts that bring the interior together.
The owner wanted the interior and exterior to complement each other with using the same overall colours and style.
“The owner loved the paint job we did on his Citation a few years ago and wanted to use the same colour scheme,” adds Pridemore. “The exterior has a dark grey belly with sleek lines making the aircraft look long and fast. We added a little red to the paint for more visual interest. This was one of my favourite jobs I've worked on. I was absolutely floored when I was able to see everything in the aircraft come together.”
The owner and management company were so thrilled with how the entire project was run, and with the high level of quality and attention to detail both inside and out, they have elected to bring several additional aircraft to Duncan Aviation for similar work.
“It feels great to know we're a part of a team that takes such pride in their work,” says completions and modifications sales representative Tiffany Buschini.