Duncan Aviation’s Flight Department Achieves IS-BAO Stage 1, ARGUS Gold Certifications

LINCOLN, NEB. — Duncan Aviation’s Flight Department recently earned an IS-BAO (International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations) Stage 1 Certification, demonstrating its ongoing commitment to safety, alongside an ARGUS Gold Certification.

The IS-BAO Stage 1 Certification indicates that the Duncan Aviation Flight Department’s safety management system has been documented, approved and resourced. The IS-BAO program was initiated to foster standardized, safe and highly professional aircraft operations. It is a voluntary standard that represents a code of best practices and is implemented at the time of the audit. Duncan Aviation is currently working to complete the Stage 2 Certification process.

To achieve an ARGUS rating, the aviation services company conducts in-depth research into numerous databases and other reputable sources. Historical information on the commercial certificate, pilots and aircraft serial numbers is compiled, processed and scored to determine whether operators meet or exceed the established ARGUS standards for equipment as well as crew experience and consistently provides up-to-date data. Duncan Aviation has joined those in ARGUS’ Gold Rating rank.

“These certifications express to our customers that we are leading the way in providing a safe and exceptional option to meet the travel needs of the public,” says Lou Gray, Director of Operations for Duncan Aviation’s Flight Department. “They also align well with Duncan Aviation’s safety-first mentality because neither of these certifications is required by the FAA at this time. We chose to obtain the certifications now to maintain our industry position as leaders.”

About Duncan Aviation

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 +1 402.475.4125 who can handle any aircraft system problem with immediate exchanges, rotables, loaners or avionics/instrument/accessory repairs and overhauls. Complete service facilities are located in Battle Creek, Michigan; Lincoln, Nebraska; and Provo, Utah. We also have dozens of other facilities strategically located throughout the United States to provide customers with regional support and the quickest response possible to avionics, engine and airframe Aircraft On Ground (AOG) situations.

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