Duncan Aviation refurnished a Falcon 50 to sleek and stunning effect.

Duncan Aviation Transforms a Falcon 50 Trijet

Check out the expertise and hard work of more than 200 technicians.

During a comprehensive (4C) inspection at Duncan Aviation’s Lincoln, Nebraska headquarters, the owners of a Falcon 50 decided to have the airplane painted and the interior and avionics updated. The jet showed corrosion and other age-related issues that needed attention in addition to the “massive” 4C inspection, which included landing gear overhaul, restoration of flight controls, and a detailed inspection of the entire aircraft that required removal of the cabin interior.

It turned out the airplane’s interior was in good shape, so the existing seats and headliner didn’t require a rehab or replacement. The owners did, however, elect to replace carpeting and countertops—and reupholster the lower sidewalls and divan. In addition, Duncan technicians went to work to make the cabinets look like new, courtesy of a complete hydrographic finish. They also installed a Gogo Avance L5 air-to-ground connectivity system.

It took more than 231 Duncan team members to revitalize the Falcon 50. “That only captures the efforts put in by people directly working on this project and doesn’t represent the efforts put forth by our supporting teams like the line team, facilities, and parts runners who keep the planes moving and the facility safe and clean for these projects to even happen,” said project manager Jennifer Morrill. “Regardless, this project was a team effort and could not have been possible without the entire team at Duncan Aviation.”