Foreign Airworthiness Certificates Bring Nearly 100 Aircraft to Duncan Aviation

LINCOLN, NE —  Duncan Aviation holds a number of foreign airworthiness certificates that allow the company to support operators from around the globe. In the past year, these airworthiness certifications have brought nearly 100 internationally registered aircraft to Duncan Aviation, including 14 Brazilian registered aircraft and 20 aircraft registered in the United Kingdom. 

Chris VanderWeide, Duncan Aviation’s Chief Inspector of Foreign Airworthiness, has seen first-hand the demand for quality inspection and maintenance service for aircraft registered internationally. VanderWeide works directly with the civil aviation authorities to secure foreign airworthiness certificates for Duncan Aviation. “In 2011, civil aviation authorities from Mexico, Venezuela and the Cayman Islands conducted onsite audits of our facilities, resulting in new airworthiness authorizations or renewals from all three,” he says. 

Duncan Aviation holds foreign return-to-service authorizations from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), as well as the individual countries of Bermuda, Brazil, Cayman Islands, China, Mexico and Venezuela. VanderWeide says India, South Africa and Argentina will soon be added to the list. “I anticipate that our number of foreign authorizations will continue to grow as corporate aviation activity continues to expand around the world,” says VanderWeide. 
To learn more about Duncan Aviation’s foreign airworthiness certificates and Op Specs, visit or stop by Duncan Aviation at stand #456 at EBACE 2012 held May 14-16 in Geneva, Switzerland. 
Duncan Aviation is an aircraft service provider supporting the aviation needs of government and business operators and other service providers. Services include major and minor airframe inspections, engine maintenance, major retrofits for cabin and cockpit systems, full paint and interior services and preowned aircraft sales and acquisitions. Duncan Aviation also has international aircraft components solutions experts available 24/7/365 at 402.475.4125 who can handle any aircraft system problem with immediate exchanges, rotables, loaners or avionics/instrument/accessory/propeller repairs and overhauls. 
Complete service facilities are located in Lincoln, Neb., and Battle Creek, Mich. Additional locations include a maintenance facility in Provo, Utah, more than 20 satellite avionics facilities and eight engine Rapid Response Team facilities strategically located throughout the United States.   
For more information about Duncan Aviation, call 402.475.2611 or visit