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Falcon 900EX is reconfigured by Duncan
When a somewhat dated Falcon arrived at Battle Creek, the Duncan team were able to showcase their skills by completely transforming the aircraft both inside and out.
The Falcon 900EX features a new credenza, eye-catching center dividers and unifying details that give the interior a dramatic and modern style.

Duncan Aviation has completely transformed and reconfigured a Falcon 900EX at its full-service MRO facility in Battle Creek, Michigan. The aircraft features a new credenza, eye-catching centre dividers and unifying details that give the interior a dramatic and modern style.

When the aircraft arrived in Battle Creek, it lacked the character and uniqueness the customer wanted, so absolutely everything was touched or replaced as part of the refurbishment.

“It had a very traditional corporate jet interior,” says lead designer Heather Pridemore. “The cabin finishes were dated and consisted of dark red wood, beige tones and a world map on the conference table.”

The customer wanted a stately, black and white aesthetic. He also wanted to add more seating, along with an area to lie down and relax. So the Duncan Aviation team removed the single seat in the aft cabin, replacing it with a three place divan. A new credenza was designed, fabricated and installed with a contemporary seating surface, and to create privacy while keeping the cabin 'open', they created unique partitions with transparent acrylic panels accented by veneer.

“The customer wanted privacy while lounging in the aft cabin, without feeling cut off from the rest of the aircraft,” says Pridemore. “This creative divider design was the perfect solution.”

The team incorporated subtle design cues to streamline the interior, such as running the veneer grain forward to aft, updating the lav vanity to a modern, straight look and installing new light lenses.

With all of the changes taking place in the interior, the exterior required the same amount of attention. A new paint design was created to meet the owner's expectations for an equally modern design. The exterior layout included a black and white, two-tone design with metallic silver accents to give a bold presence on the ramp. The sleek lines and flowing curves evoke a sense of speed and motion.

As the lead designer, Pridemore is thrilled to see the final project and how the Duncan Aviation team was able to check off every box on the owner's list of upgrades.

“There were a lot of new ideas put into the interior,” she adds. “We all worked together and explored new designs to realise the customer's vision. I am so proud of all of our team members in helping create such a unique and beautiful aircraft.”

The aircraft also received a 3C Inspection, API Winglets, LED lighting and display upgrades.

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