Additionally, one new maintenance hangar and the new paint hangar are accessible from the ramp at the Provo Municipal Airport in Provo, Utah.
The Provo location recently received certification from the FCC for ARINC, and the radio frequency (131.575 MHz) is now operational. That allows pilots to now radio the front desk team to let them know their ETA, arrange for refueling, or seek drop-in services.
“At 6 a.m. one recent Monday, we towed a Global out of the new hangar to get it ready for its test flights, and we shifted the other aircraft in the hangar to make room for a Challenger 350 that had arrived for maintenance,” Cornett says. “In the meantime, we towed out another Global that needed 5,800 gallons of fuel.”
In the three months that the new hangar has been open, the Line Services Team has moved 538 aircraft, provided 85 fuel loads and pumped thousands of gallons of fuel. The team operates two 5,000-gallon-capacity fuel trucks, and the fuel equipment is certified and is capable of pumping an industry-standard 230 gallons per minute.
“We are set to have our Stage One International Standard for Business Aircraft Handing (IS-BAH) audit of our facility in May. We had an internal audit of our services in March, and we met the Air Transport Association of America (ATA) 103 standards for jet quality fuel, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 407 standards for aircraft fuel servicing and World Health Organization (WHO) standards for potable water and ice,” says Cornett.
Soon, the Provo facilities will have 275,000-square-feet of maintenance, modifications, and paint facilities open. In the meantime, the Line Services team is providing a full array of line service support and all fuel services.
“We are very proud of the team that Bob has assembled,” said COO Bill Prochazka. “We look forward to providing the same world-class service in Provo that has been Duncan Aviation’s hallmark for more than 63 years.”
For more information on the services Duncan Aviation’s Provo facility has available now, including the recently completed paint complex, visit www.duncanaviation.aero/provo. For information about a career at Duncan Aviation, visit our career portal at www.duncanaviation.aero/careers.