Duncan Aviation recently handed over its 100th Dassault Falcon with Aviation Partners’ (API) blended winglets. Two Bear Management accepted its API winglet-equipped Falcon 900EX at the MRO provider’s Lincoln, Nebraska facility following a 2C inspection on the trijet, as well as installation of a Gogo Avance L5 connectivity system and cabin and flight deck USB ports, new exterior paint, a partial interior refurbishment, and landing gear overhaul.
Thirteen years ago, Duncan partnered with API and Dassault Aviation to install the winglets on a Falcon 2000EX for an STC certification flight test. A year later, API appointed Duncan’s facilities in Lincoln and Battle Creek, Michigan, as the first authorized installers of its Falcon winglets. Those two facilities host nine maintenance teams with more than 10 years of experience installing API winglets on all series of Falcon 50s, 900s, and 2000s.
API president Gary Dunn noted that, since the mid-1990s, Duncan has installed his company’s winglets on several Gulfstream IIs and “dozens” of 800-series Hawkers, for which Duncan is also an authorized installer. “With 100 Falcon winglets now complete, Duncan Aviation is both our longest-standing and by far our most prolific authorized installation partner,” said Dunn.
Duncan’s 101st Falcon winglet installation is expected next month.