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Duncan Aviation Overview

Lincoln, NE
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Construction, Repair & Maintenance
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Business aircraft run on Duncan Aviation services, plain and simple. Founded in 1956 as a distributorship for Beechcraft airplanes, Duncan delivers maintenance services for business aircraft including Challenger, Citation, Falcon, Gulfstream, Hawker, and Learjet models. The ... Read more

Duncan Aviation – Why Work For Us?

About Duncan Aviation

Duncan Aviation has team members around the world. We all have diverse backgrounds, but a common thread that ties us together is an inherent sense to do the right thing and a professional, positive attitude. It’s the people within a company who create a strong brand. Our people are talented, dedicated and special. They care about our customers and they are mindful to create an exceptional experience.

Brand Promise

Duncan Aviation is committed to provide an experience unlike any other to owners and operators of business aircraft. We do this by providing personalized expertise, innovative services and ongoing support.

Core Values

At Duncan Aviation, We:

  • Deliver high-quality products and services.
  • Charge fair prices and provide efficient turntimes.
  • Lead through action and innovation.
  • Focus on solutions and offer positive suggestions.
  • Respect others and are accountable for our actions.
  • Maintain a team approach.
  • Value honesty, integrity, loyalty and trust.
  • Promote safety, health and wellness.
  • Support our communities and respect the environment.
  • Are proud to be the best at what we do.

Come for the Opportunity

We opened our doors in 1956 in Omaha, Nebraska, as a Beechcraft distributor. A short while later, we moved our headquarters to Lincoln, Nebraska, and now have more than 20 locations across the nation. Our main facilities provide complete service and technical support.

We have a long history of doing right by our team members. We go the extra mile to make sure our people are empowered to do the right thing and have the resources they need to make the most of their time away from work. With our total compensation package and perks, you can have an experience, unlike any other.

Grow Your Career

A job at Duncan Aviation can mean way more than a paycheck. For many, it's acquiring a level of technical expertise and professionalism that is sought after and highly respected.

With ongoing training, career building opportunities and a strong sense of community, it's no wonder we are considered an employer of choice.

Stay for the Experience

As a family-owned company, we make it a point to treat our team members like part of the Duncan Aviation family. While we have big facilities, we stay true to our small-town values.

Ready to be a part of something bigger?

Join our team. Become part of the family.


  • HEALTH COVERAGE - Duncan Aviation is proud to offer comprehensive benefits on day one for full-time regular team members, including medical, dental and vision.
  • LIFE INSURANCE - We offer life, Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) and additional Voluntary Term life insurance through Mutual of Omaha.
  • DISABILITY INSURANCE - Our coverage provides partial wage replacement when you are unable to work due to a illness or injury.
  • FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS - Medical and dependent flexible spending accounts are available for you to set aside pre-tax payroll deductions to pay for qualifying expenses.
  • PTB CRISIS BANK - Hours in the crisis bank are used to assist team members who experience a financial crisis as the result of a life-threatening illness, natural disaster or other extreme circumstances.
  • ADOPTION ASSISTANCE - You can receive reimbursement for up to $7,000 per adoption.
  • EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP) - Our EAP provides you and your family counseling for emotional difficulties and other personal concerns as well as worklife information, legal consultations and more at no cost.


We help our team members start saving early for a smooth
retirement landing, and offer both pretax and after-tax payroll
deduction options.

  • 401(K) RETIREMENT PLAN - 50% match on the first 6% of eligible pay that you contribute
    each pay period.
  • AFTER-TAX SAVINGS THROUGH MUTUAL FUNDS - The Duncan Investment Plan and Roth IRA are offered through American Funds and administered through payroll deduction. You can invest as little as $25 a pay period with no sales fees.
  • SMITH HAYES - Meet one-on-one with our investment consultant to determine what is best for you and your family at no cost.

Total Compensation

  • BASE PAY - Determined by the competitive market pay for your position, job skills, experience and performance.
  • BONUSES - Succeed and be rewarded together. All team members are eligible for bonuses when budget requirements are exceeded.
  • BENEFITS - Includes health, disability, life insurance, paid time off, employee assistance programs and more.
  • SAVINGS - We invest in you for the long haul. Our 401(k) retirement plan includes matching contributions to help prepare you for the future.
  • TRAINING - On average, we invest $1,500 per team member each year to ensure we have the skills to be the best in the industry.
  • WELLNESS - We care about your well-being. Our wellness and health center teams are ready to help when you’re not feeling well, need a routine check-up or if you want to make a lifestyle change.

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    I have been working at Duncan Aviation (More than 8 years)


    Company Culture

    This place has always been more than fai to me over the years. Todd (owner) and the rest of the senior managers make it a point to walk the floor and be involved. Great Sales Team.


    There is really nothing too bad I can say about this place. They have always treated me fair. Some managers are placed in their position due to timed served rather than skill set but that's true about everywhere.

    Advice to Management

    For the few that don't do this, just listen to your employees suggestions and go to bat for them when they need it. It's all about the relationship, do that and the performance issues will take care of themselves.

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Duncan Aviation Interviews



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    Instrument Technician Interview

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    Negative Experience


    I was interviewed through an online chat because they didn't want to spend the money to fly me out for the interview. That was the first bad sign then he asked pinpointed questions about a certain gyroscope troubleshooting problem I could not answer because I didn't have the schematic in front of me. I was also asked my salary requirements and just like my application I said $30 an hour which is average for my experience and I also told them there is very little negotiating the amount.

    Reasons for Declining

    They low balled me by offering $19 an hour along with continuing to emphasize the cost of living is less here. I was insulted and promptly turned it down.

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Duncan Aviation Awards & Accolades

  • Governor's Wellness Award, State of Nebraska, 2016
  • Environmental Leadership Award, Lincoln & Lancaster County, 2016
  • AMT Employer Recognition Award, National Air Transportation Association, 2016
  • Governors Wellness Award, State of NE, 2013
  • Best Place to Work in Lincoln, Best Places to Work, 2013
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