Duncan Aviation Develops Roll-Around Hawker Landing Gear

Duncan Aviation has developed new, roll-around Hawker landing gear allowing aircraft to be moved through all phases of maintenance at the same time the aircraft’s landing gear is being overhauled at a Duncan Aviation facility. Duncan says the result is the customer experiencing a reduced downtime and, in many cases, the advantages of keeping the original landing gear with the aircraft without having to arrange for an exchange.

Dan Fuoco, Hawker Airframe Service sales rep., estimates that customers will be able to shave at least two weeks, if not more, off of their downtime when a Hawker landing gear overhaul is added to scheduled maintenance, such as a 12-year inspection and paint.

“When the aircraft arrives at Duncan Aviation, the gear is immediately removed and sent to our authorized Hawker landing gear overhaul specialists in our accessories department and the roll-around gear is installed, keeping the aircraft mobile,” Fuoco says. “Because the 12-year inspection will be completed ahead of the landing gear overhaul, the roll-around allows the aircraft to go directly to paint without any delay.”

Prior to this new tooling, the aircraft would have remained idle two weeks or more in the hangar while waiting for the landing gear. Now when the aircraft comes out of paint, the original landing gear has been freshly overhauled and is ready for installation.

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