Duncan Aviation completes 250th aircraft in paint hangar


Duncan Aviation hangar

Duncan Aviation has painted its 250th aircraft, two years after the Lincoln, Nebraska team celebrated the opening of an aircraft paint facility.

The team has seen an influx of Gulfstream 550s, Dassault Falcon 7Xs and other long-range business jets filling the paint shop schedule.

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Doug Bohac, paint manager at Duncan Aviation’s Lincoln facility, says: “We designed the facility so it has the ability to house multiple aircraft at once—so the paint teams can strip, sand, paint and detail work on several projects simultaneously. It also includes a down-draft bay and several other green options that allow us to do more with less of an impact on the environment.”

Duncan Aviation has 150 paint team members between the Lincoln and Battle Creek, Michigan, facilities.

“We make most any paint request a reality and the paint teams really take pride in their work. They make sure it’s done right the first time, and that’s what keeps people returning,” adds Bohac.

The Lincoln paint team recently completed one of the most complicated paint schemes on  It took some creative thinking on the part of the design team and several weeks, but Nataly and Ernst Langner, owners and pilots of the jet, were ecstatic.

“Duncan Aviation is producing a quality I’ve never seen in the industry,” the owner of one of the largest jets to grace the facility. “This is the best job I have seen in 50 years.”