Aircraft refurbishments continue to be in high demand, with new paint, cabin refreshes and connectivity solutions just a few of the popular upgrades available for business aircraft. Many times, it’s ideal to combine this work with scheduled maintenance or overhauls, so planning ahead and scheduling refurbishment during maintenance downtime is as important as ever. “There are certain maintenance events with every different make and model [aircraft] that triggers a modification conversation,” notes Duncan Aviation’s Adam Beach, “and that would be for both paint and interior.”
In this episode of NBAA’s “Flight Plan,” host Rob Finfrock speaks with:
Adam Beach, paint and interiors sales representative for Duncan Aviation
Stefan Buschle, director of maintenance for Jet Aviation
Ron Jennings, senior vice president of business development for C&L Aviation Group
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Smaller Part 91 operators face the same challenges as their larger counterparts, but they do so with fewer resources. That makes it important for the aviation manager to not only set the right example, but for everyone in the department to lead from their respective positions to create a safe and professional operation.
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