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Thu, Aug 03, 2023

Duncan Aviation UAO Location Adds Securaplane Services

From Battle Creek to the Beaver State

Nearly one-year ago, Duncan Aviation, the world’s largest privately-owned business jet service provider, was granted FAA approval to expand its satellite services in Oregon to the Aurora State Airport (UAO)—a public airport owned by the Oregon Department of Aviation.

Over the months since, demand from the location’s customers has grown to such an extent that the Duncan Aviation UAO workaway has added emergency power services to its panoply of capabilities.

Over the last 12-months, Duncan Aviation satellite avionics crew lead Justin Weber has performed numerous two-year pitot-static certifications, a smattering of transponder certifications, resolved dozens of unscheduled squawks, performed a plethora of minor equipment installations, and mended wires for assorted customers around the airport.

Duncan Aviation Portland, Oregon satellite manager Johathan Almeida stated: “We’re getting more and more business, and we’ve expanded our capabilities to Securaplane power supplies. We’re providing a service that previously hasn’t been available to customers at the Aurora airport. Even if you don’t have an inspection coming up, if you need a check of the emergency power, we can provide that service.”

A Meggitt subsidiary, Securaplane is a provider of power, motion, and security devices for the aerospace sector. The company’s products include: power generation and power controls; battery chargers; camera security systems; current and voltage converters; lead-acid, NiCad, and system lithium batteries; motors and controllers; servo-systems and actuators; and wireless systems.

Securaplane’s products are factory-installed by OEMs the likes of: AgustaWestland, Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Dassault, Embraer, Eurocopter, Gulfstream, Sikorsky, and Textron Aviation.

Remarkably, Duncan Aviation’s turn-around times—at both the company’s primary and satellite locations—is a scant two-to-three days.

Mr. Almeida remarked: “If customers have to ship the battery off to have it bench-tested for its recurring maintenance tests, the shipping alone will take two-to-three days. We’re getting it tested, serviced, charged, and returned in that amount of time.”

Duncan’s Aurora, Oregon location maintains a number of loaner batteries with which to provide customers in the event a battery must be shipped away.

Mr. Almedia added: “Customers love having Justin just down the ramp from them. He’s easy to work with and knowledgeable; and now he’s providing one more service for customers at the Aurora airport.” 

Duncan Aviation’s Aurora, Oregon satellite location is capable of testing the following battery models:

  • SLA-3000
  • XL2410-XX
  • XL2411
  • XL243A
  • XL243B
  • XL244-A
  • XL244-B
  • XL244-C
  • XL244-D
  • XL245-A
  • XL245-B
  • XL245-C
  • XL245-D
  • XL246-A 15 AMP
  • XL246-A 10 AMP
  • XL246-C
  • XL246-S
  • XL249-XX

Duncan Aviation maintains complete service facilities in Battle Creek, Michigan; Lincoln, Nebraska; and Provo, Utah. The company’s dozens of satellite locations provide customers regional support for avionics, engine, and airframe components and systems in both scheduled and Aircraft On Ground (AOG) situations.  

FMI: www.DuncanAviation.aero

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