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Duncan deems refurbished Falcon a masterpiece
Duncan Aviation completions and modifications sales rep Tiffany Buschini provided the owner with a hands-on demonstration of the hydrographic application as part of the design specification process.
The result is clean, light and striking.

Following a recent 2C/4C inspection, Duncan Aviation delivered a fully refurbished Falcon 2000 with a freshly painted exterior and all new interior featuring cabinets with hydrographic finishes. In addition, the aircraft received a Collins Pro Line 21 avionics upgrade, Collins Venue CMS upgrade, Gogo Avance L5, HUD removal, GH-39000 electronic standby instrument System, LASEREF IV inertial reference system and dual USB ports.

When the aircraft arrived at Duncan Aviation's facility in Battle Creek, Michigan, the interior material colour pallet had a lot of deep browns with solid textures making the interior feel heavy and dark. The owner's vision was to lighten up the interior and update it with a contemporary look highlighted with unique design elements.

“To achieve the owner's vision of a modern interior, we gave the cabinets a new look that can only be achieved through hydrographics,” says designer Heather Pridemore. “This process is becoming very desirable and was executed by the team at the Battle Creek facility with great detail and precision, creating a stunning natural wood look.”

Duncan Aviation completions and modifications sales rep Tiffany Buschini provided the owner with a hands-on demonstration of the hydrographic application as part of the design specification process so he would fully appreciate the detail and quality of the finished product.

“He became 100% on board,” adds Buschini. “Battle Creek is using a mechanised arm that makes it possible to dip large monuments. The owner was ecstatic with the result.”

To create a personal, one-of-a-kind feeling for the owner, the Duncan Aviation team added unique elements throughout the aircraft, giving it that ‘special touch’. The lower sidewalls feature a full depth, hand-tipped leather, and luxury vinyl flooring was installed in the entry and lavatory, balancing a high-end look with ease of maintenance.

During the facility tour, the owner was so impressed and inspired by the capabilities of the new CNC stitching machine and the talents of upholstery master specialist Todd Bartholomew, he gave the Duncan Aviation team the reins, which resulted in a custom quilting design with contrasting piping accents.

The carpet added the finishing touch to the interior by incorporating a mixture of greys in an organic pattern running the length of the cabin. This provided a light, flowing movement while adding visual length to the aircraft.

Simple, yet elegant describes the exterior paint scheme the Duncan Aviation paint team applied to the aircraft, with wisps of blue and silver stripes accentuating the aircraft's length.

Pridemore credits the amazing results to talented and supportive teams: “Together, we create new and inspiring designs. This Falcon 2000 turned out beautifully, with so many subtle details, creating a unique masterpiece.”

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