Duncan Aviation has revealed plans to build a new business aircraft maintenance, modifications and paint complex at its Provo, Utah, location.
Building on nearly 45 acres of land at the Provo Municipal Airport, Duncan Aviation will add nearly 220,000 square feet of buildings with its 166,000-square-foot maintenance and modifications center and its 53,000-square-foot paint facility.
The maintenance and completions facility will have large hangar spaces along with backshop and office space. The new paint structure 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 paint 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, according to company officials.
Duncan Aviation plans to break ground in the first quarter of 2017. The expansion will cost nearly $50 million and is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2019.
Duncan Aviation opened its doors in Provo in August 2010. Since then, the Duncan Aviation Provo team has provided major and minor hourly and calendar inspections, line-level engine and avionics support, and interior work for business aircraft from across Europe, the Pacific Rim and the Americas.
In addition to this upcoming expansion, Duncan Aviation has invested nearly $200 million in facilities, tooling and new capabilities and nearly $48 million in training over the last 20 years.