Duncan Aviation completes first aircraft paint project at new Provo facility


Duncan Aviation has completed its first paint project from its new paint hangar at its facility in Provo, Utah.

The Global 5000 was submitted in mid-April for a complex new paint scheme, which was completed less than a month later.

Tom Indseth, director of maintenance at Duncan Aviation said, “Although this project was the first aircraft painted here at Duncan Aviation’s Provo facility, it did not feel like it. Everyone working on the project had such confidence, and it really made me comfortable knowing that many of them had come from paint teams at the other Duncan Aviation facilities or had been training there for the past six months to a year.”

Most members of the Duncan Aviation Provo paint team had been training for several months at the company’s facility in Lincoln, Nebraska, with paint experts. In April, Duncan Aviation opened its new environmentally friendly paint facility in Utah, and the paint team was fully trained and ready for operation when the hangar doors opened.

Doug Bohac, Duncan Aviation’s director of paint operations, commented, “The last 18 months of planning, building and staffing our paint team in Provo has become a reality. I had the confidence in the team to take on a special request – a Global 5000 custom paint with a black-to-charcoal fade – for our first paint job. The team did a phenomenal job, and we have an extremely happy customer.”

Designed by Tectonic Management Group, the new 5,000-square-meter paint facility in Provo uses downdraft airflow and automatic monitoring and alarms. It is designed to accommodate multiple aircraft at once and uses a two-zone airflow system.

Duncan Aviation paint teams can perform stripping, sanding, painting and detail work on multiple aircraft simultaneously.

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