Duncan Aviation Announces Paint Expansion for Lincoln, NE Facility
Duncan Aviation announces paint expansion plans for its Lincoln, NE facility.
The expansion, set to begin this spring, will add a new aircraft paint facility with 45,000 square feet to the existing 440,000 square-foot facility located on the east side of the Lincoln Airport. Ground-breaking is tentatively scheduled for May 1 and the expansion is scheduled to be complete by April 30, 2012.
The new paint structure, which will cost roughly $10.5 million to build, will allow input of some of the largest business aircraft in use today, including Gulfstream’s 550, Bombardier’s Global Express and Dassault’s Falcon 7X. It will not necessarily add more paint slots to the Lincoln facility’s paint service capacity, but will allow the ability to serve a larger mix of customers.
The planned hangar will have the latest down-draft air flow technology, including automatic monitoring and alarms, to provide the best paint environment possible for aircraft. To increase efficiency, the hangar is designed to accommodate multiple aircraft at once, utilizing a two-zone airflow system. With this design, Duncan Aviation paint teams can perform stripping, sanding, painting and detail work on multiple aircraft simultaneously.