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Duncan Aviation Overview

Lincoln, NE
1001 to 5000 employees
1956
Company - Private
Commercial Equipment 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 Aviation delivers maintenance services for business aircraft including Challenger, Citation, Falcon, Gulfstream, Hawker, and Learjet models ... Read more

Mission: Duncan Aviation will be the leading provider of business aviation products and services. We will employ and develop the most knowledgeable and trusted individuals in the industry. We will be highly profitable and reinvest these profits in team members, equipment, and facilities ... Read more

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    Duncan Aviation Calibration Laboratory Fulfills A Need For Aviation FBOs | Duncan Aviation

    Duncan Aviation's Calibrations Lab recently invested in additional testing equipment and the purchase of standards to calibrate thermohydrometers, both working and masters. This investment allows the company to now offer the full spectrum of calibration services required for FBOs (Fixed Based Operations) to comply with the ATA 103 Standard for Jet Fuel Quality at Airports and Military compliance.

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    Duncan Aviation's David Moll Receives FAA Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award | Duncan Aviation

    Duncan Aviation is pleased to announce that one of its pilots, David Moll, has earned The Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award from the FAA. From flying some of the most complex corporate business jets to doing aerobatics in the Pitts, Moll says in his 51 years of flying that he has experienced the best career ever imagined.

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Duncan Aviation – Why Work For Us?


About Duncan Aviation

Duncan Aviation began as a Beechcraft distributor in 1956 in Omaha, Nebraska. Shortly after, we moved our headquarters to Lincoln, Nebraska. Since that time, we have expanded our service offerings and now have more than 20 locations across the nation. At our main facilities in Lincoln, Nebraska; Battle Creek, Michigan; and Provo, Utah; we perform Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services for corporate and privately owned aircraft. Our Satellite locations offer avionics line services, including installation and repairs. Our Rapid Response Teams provide engine and auxiliary power unit (APU) AOG services across the country.

Since the beginning, Duncan Aviation has been family owned and operated. More than 60 years later, we are the largest family owned MRO facility in the world!

We are proud of the work we perform, the customers we serve and the communities we live in. Most of all, we are proud of our expert team members who bring their best day in and day out to ensure Duncan Aviation remains a competitive leader in the industry.

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

Duncan Aviation began as a Beechcraft distributor in 1956 in Omaha, Nebraska. Shortly after, we moved our headquarters to Lincoln, Nebraska. Since that time, we have expanded our service offerings and now have more than 20 locations across the nation. At our main facilities in Lincoln, Nebraska; Battle Creek, Michigan; and Provo, Utah; we perform Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services for corporate and privately owned aircraft. Our Satellite locations offer avionics line services, including installation and repairs. Our Rapid Response Teams provide engine and auxiliary power unit (APU) AOG services across the country.

Since the beginning, Duncan Aviation has been family owned and operated. More than 60 years later, we are the largest family owned MRO facility in the world!

We are proud of the work we perform, the customers we serve and the communities we live in. Most of all, we are proud of our expert team members who bring their best day in and day out to ensure Duncan Aviation remains a competitive leader in the industry.

Grow Your Career

A career with Duncan Aviation is much more than a paycheck; although we won't say receiving a paycheck isn't pretty important too! In addition to our competitive wage offerings and annual performance merit increases, there are many additional benefits that make up our total compensation package. 

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 for an experience. Unlike any other? Apply today!!

A career with Duncan Aviation is much more than a paycheck; although we won’t say receiving a paycheck isn’t pretty important, too! In addition to our competitive wage offerings and annual performance merit increases, there are many additional benefits that make up our total compensation package:

  • Comprehensive benefits package available to full-time team members on day one. Benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Duncan Aviation contributed Health Savings Account
  • Basic Life Insurance and AD&D coverage with additional Voluntary Term Life Insurance available
  • Short Term and Long Term disability coverage
  • 401(k) with matching contributions
  • Adoption assistance
  • Bonus eligibility
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Time Off bank

Team Member Development

At Duncan Aviation, we have an entire department dedicated to the growth and development of our team members. Our Professional Development Team shares their knowledge and expertise through classroom learning, self-study utilizing our Learning Management System and mentoring opportunities.

  • On average, Duncan Aviation invests $1,500 per team member each year in training and development of technical, soft and leadership skills.
  • Have a desire to go back or finish school? Let Duncan Aviation help. Team members are eligible to receive tuition assistance towards undergrad ($2,500/year) and graduate school ($5,000/year).
  • Duncan Aviation also provides reimbursement toward your private pilot license and instrument training (up to $3,000).

Safety & Wellness

Healthy team members are happy (and productive) team members! At Duncan Aviation, wellness and safety are integrated into our daily lives. Through healthy initiatives and on-campus offerings, the goal is to fuel each team member’s success and assist him or her in reaching optimum health.

  • On-site fitness center with dedicated Wellness Specialists and group classes (Lincoln & Battle Creek)
  • On-site family health center (Lincoln & Battle Creek). Use the health center to seek treatment for illness or injuries. Or use the dedicated staff to participate in wellness coaching and health assessments
  • Ongoing wellness education programs
  • Financial wellness seminars
  • Wellness challenges

Military & Veteran Opportunities

At Duncan Aviation, we recognize that members of the US military are dedicated individuals who bring a unique set of experience and skills to our team. Many career skills, both hands-on and soft skills, gained during active duty, transition effortlessly to a position with Duncan Aviation. In fact, approximately 25% of our current workforce has served, or is currently serving, in a branch of the military.

Duncan Aviation partners with a variety of military organizations throughout the county to connect with individuals who are transitioning out of full-time service.   

Duncan Aviation is a proud Employer Support of the Guard and National Reserve (ESGR). As an employer, we provide our managers and supervisors with the tools needed to effectively manage employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve. We appreciate the values and leadership skills service members bring to our workforce. We also pledge our support to hire veterans returning from service to our country as part of the Utah Patriot Partnership Program and a Michigan Veteran Friendly Employer.

Student & Internship Opportunities

A common question we get is, “Do you hire students fresh out of college?” Our answer: “YES!” Duncan Aviation provides a number of career paths that are right for all experience levels.

Our recruiting team makes regular stops at many 2- and 4-year colleges across the US to share information on current and future openings. 

Internships

Our internship offerings are designed to stretch and grow students and provide an opportunity to apply classroom knowledge to real world activities. Interested in an internship with Duncan Aviation? Buckle up; you’re going to work hard! These are no staple-removing jobs; these are real experiences designed to hone your knowledge and skills!

Summer and year-round internships are offered throughout the organization. Below are a few departments where internship opportunities are offered:

  • Airframe
  • Avionics Install
  • Engineering
  • Design
  • Interior
  • Marketing
  • Professional Development & Training
What’s in it for you?

Aside from working alongside and learning from the best in the industry, we make sure our interns receive some perks, too. These include the following:

  • Fitness Center (Lincoln and Battle Creek)
  • Teamwork-focused work environment
  • Participation in volunteerism events
  • Networking opportunities
  • Temporary housing assistance (as qualified)

Internship opportunities are typically posted on our careers page or will be made available through your school’s career services department or program chair. Don’t see an internship posted, or want to get ahead of the game? Email our Recruiting Department to learn more about upcoming internship opportunities or use the sign up form on this page to receive notifications when opportunities come open.

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    I have been working at Duncan Aviation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A business that cares about its employees. Great job security

    Cons

    You have to work in some ksid facility or small satellite sites only

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. Don't forgot the people who make the company.

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Duncan Aviation Photos

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Duncan Aviation Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Duncan Aviation.

    Interview

    telephone interview with 3 management people. They flew me to Lincoln Ne, It was all paid for but should have really looked else where. I believe that this was the easiest interview I have ever done.

    Interview Questions

    • Basic questions about the field of Aviation   1 Answer
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Duncan Aviation Awards & Accolades

  • Governor's Wellness Award, State of Nebraska, 2016
  • Veteran Friendly Employer, Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency, 2019
  • Governors Wellness Award, State of NE, 2013
  • Best Place to Work in Lincoln, Best Places to Work, 2013
  • Top Workplaces in Battle Creek, Detroit Free Press, 2013
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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