During 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 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 color 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,” said Heather Pridemore, Duncan Aviation lead designer. “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.”
Tiffany Buschini, Duncan Aviation Completions and Modifications sales rep, 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,” said Buschini. “Battle Creek is using a mechanized 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.
Pridemore credits the amazing results to talented and supportive teams. “Together, we create new and inspiring designs,” said Pridemore. “This Falcon 2000 turned out beautifully, with so many subtle details, creating a unique masterpiece.”