LINCOLN, NEB. — Duncan Aviation’s Chairman Emeritus Robert Duncan and his wife, Karen, surround themselves with the things they’re passionate about: aviation and art. So, when Duncan Aviation acquired a new Citation M2, they wanted the jet’s paint scheme to reflect the brush strokes of an abstract artist. They also simultaneously took the term “green plane” to another level.
“This is a flying billboard for Duncan Aviation’s paint department,” says Robert Duncan at the jet’s unveiling last week.
The paint scheme’s designer, Teri Nekuda, has 24 years of experience.
“It’s enjoyable to create a paint scheme that people don’t readily expect to see on an aircraft. The wow factor gets people to react, contemplate and dream of what possibilities lay on the horizon,” says Nekuda.
After more than 50 renderings, Nekuda and the Duncans had the paint scheme narrowed down to two options: a lime green or bright blue base with paint splatters dotting the fuselage. When asked to describe the final product in one word, Teri responds with “fun.”
“It’s fun on so many levels. I look at it and I start to recognize shapes and images. There’s a pair of Mickey Mouse ears over here and Woodstock there. It spurs this childlike sense of excitement and creativity. That’s a cool feeling to have at any age,” she says.
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