Duncan Aviation has announced that the company has developed larger and dedicated Airframe Aircraft On Ground (AOG) teams at each of its main facilities in Lincoln, Nebraska; Battle Creek, Michigan; and Provo, Utah. In Lincoln, there are eight airframe rapid response technicians ready to respond “at a moment’s notice” the company says.
“The team is capable of going on road trips just about anywhere with a moment’s notice,” Tyler Spurling, Lincoln AOG airframe team leader, says. Team members travel by road or air to assist their customers as quickly as possible. They bring the tooling and supplies necessary for the job and focus on getting the customer back in the air as quickly as possible.
At the Battle Creek, Michigan, facility, Duncan Aviation has six total team members who are part of the AOG team. Four focus on airframe, one is an engine technician and there is an avionics technician. The team cross-trains with one another whenever they can. Five of the six currently are 91.411/413 Certified, which allows them to work on altimeter system and altitude reporting equipment tests and inspections, and can handle a wide variety of avionics AOG services. This team consists of veteran Duncan Aviation team members with 130 years of combined Duncan Aviation experience. Forrest Ferdon is the BTL AOG Team Leader and has been with Duncan Aviation for 30 years.
Regarding the equipment and capabilities for the trips involved, Ferdon says, “The team has three vehicles for road trips, two portable mules, and an Air Data tester, so plenty can be handled without impacting a customer’s hangar.”