Duncan Aviation Celebrates Its 65th Anniversary

Sixty-five years after Duncan Aviation founder, Donald Duncan, bought into a Beechcraft distributorship in Omaha, NE, Duncan Aviation celebrates being a full-service business-aviation service provider with 2,300 team members, three full-service MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) facilities, and dozens of satellite locations and AOG launch offices positioned throughout the United States.

As a pilot and businessman back in 1956, Donald had many relationships with aviators who used their aircraft for business purposes. He saw the natural alignment of fast business and quick travel, and he positioned his company to help others successfully meet their goals.

“Throughout our 65 years, it has been our talented team members who have guided the company along its journey and helped to build our unique work culture, loyal customer-following and excellent brand reputation,” says Todd Duncan, chairman of Duncan Aviation and grandson of Donald Duncan. “We hope they are as proud of this accomplishment as our family is.”

Yet the company's growth into its current role in business aviation does not come without significant investment.

“We are dedicated to this industry, our customers, our team members, and the communities in which we are located,” says Jeff Lake, president of Duncan Aviation. “Every decision we make is with them and the future in mind.”

Over the last 25 years, Duncan Aviation has invested more than $313 million in its facilities, tooling and new capabilities. In addition, the company has spent more than $68 million in training.

The company will officially celebrate its longevity starting Founder’s Day and continuing through the end of the year. Duncan Aviation’s Founder’s Day is celebrated August 22, the birthday of both founder Donald Duncan and coincidentally his grandson and current chairman, Todd Duncan. Celebration activities will include a team-member song and art contest, local gatherings, and the publishing of a historical coffee-table book titled, “Always Trust Your Cape: The Soaring Story of Duncan Aviation.”

For more information about any of Duncan Aviation’s services, call +1 402.475.2611 or visit www.DuncanAviation.aero.

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