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Duncan welcomes first jets to new maintenance hangars
Hangar capacity continues to get tighter as jets get bigger and major inspections become due. The two hangars in Lincoln and Battle Creek will give Duncan Aviation some flexibility but will fill up fast.
A Challenger 300 arrives at Duncan Aviation's Battle Creek, Michigan MRO.

Duncan Aviation has welcomed the first two business jets into the newest maintenance hangars at its Lincoln, Nebraska and Battle Creek, Michigan MRO locations. On Monday, 5 February a Global 5000 was ushered into the Lincoln hangar and four days later a Challenger 300 was pulled into the newly constructed hangar in Battle Creek.

Both hangar maintenance projects broke ground in 2022 and boast a spacious 46,000sq ft maintenance hangar with 32ft high hangar doors alongside an additional 62,000sq ft, two floor addition for storage and backshops.

Duncan collaborated closely with long-standing partner Tectonic Management Group, leveraging the latest advancements in green construction technologies for both locations. Sustainability features include light harvesting, radiant floor heating powered by energy-efficient boilers, LED lighting fixtures equipped with sensors and automatic dimming capabilities. These buildings and systems are engineered to surpass standard energy codes by more than 25 per cent.

President and CEO Jeff Lake says the official opening of the two maintenance hangars was necessary to stay competitive: "We did not build these hangars to gain market share, but to maintain the market share we have in a growing industry."

Hangar capacity in the industry continues to get tighter and tighter as jets increase in size and major inspections begin coming due. Lake says that while the new hangars will give Duncan Aviation some flexibility now, they will fill up fast.

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