Avionics News December 2014 - 45
RJ Riedel, a Duncan Aviation airframe maintenance crew leader, led his teams to shave seven days off a Falcon 2000EX C Check and EASy II provisioning.
Latrobe, Pennsylvania, and operator of the Falcon 2000EX,
was pleased with the groundbreaking turnaround time on the
C Check and was committed to support the project from his
end. He understood the importance of timely approvals during
the event. By utilizing his myDuncan account, he was able to
provide immediate approval for most squawks and monitor the
"Time is everything," he said. "The time an aircraft is down
is time it is not making money and serving our customers. That
Falcon 2000EX has a steady schedule, so we were excited
about the 21-day plan. However, timing is nothing if the work
isn't safe. Safety is our top concern. We went over the process
with Duncan Aviation, and we were comfortable that the proper
procedures would be followed and the great quality they've
provided on other projects would extend to this one, as well.
We ended up with the full package - fast turntime, high quality,
excellent paperwork and great customer service."
The Duncan Aviation On-Target Turntime 21-day 1C inspection can be offered to operators with a Falcon 2000EX or
900EX series, using a standard Dassault Chapter 5 inspection
program and with a minimum two-month planning process.
Operators who take advantage of this offer can choose
additional work to be performed with the inspection without
increasing turnaround time. Additional work can include Falcon wing tank modifications, avionics installations and interior
Slieter explained how the program was named.
"The program has been dubbed On-Target Turntime because
customers have told us that beyond faster turntimes, it is more
important that the facility performing the work be accurate in
its turntime predictions," he said. "Don't get me wrong - fast
is important. But the promised out-date doesn't mean a thing if
the date is not met. So in addition to looking for ways to work
more efficiently, the skills of our project managers are very
important in helping us meet our On-Target Turntimes.
"All major aircraft projects run into unforeseen bumps along
the road, from parts availability to unexpected squawks. As
long as the project timeline is adjusted and things are shifted
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