FAA Expands Duncan Aviation's ODA Authority

LINCOLN, NEB. — Duncan Aviation has recently earned approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to accept Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICA) for Standard Type Certificates (STCs).

There are many steps in the process of developing an STC as an ODA, and some of the more important steps require the direct involvement of the FAA. ICAs are but one of these steps; however, at the request of the industry Duncan Aviation was recently allowed to be fully delegated by FAA Orders. Before delegating this authority to Duncan Aviation, the FAA required several key requirements including the following:

  • Duncan Aviation developed specific training, geared toward acceptance of the ICAs in accordance with current guidance
  • Duncan Aviation appointed individuals with appropriate knowledge and training of the ICA process
  • Duncan Aviation put a robust process in place to manage this new authority

The ability to accept ICAs will allow Duncan Aviation to better control schedules and manage project milestones, allowing the company more control over timelines and better adherence to project schedules.

Duncan Aviation also holds ODA authority for STC, Parts Manufacturing Approval (PMA) and Major Repair and Alteration (MRA).

"Congratulations to the entire team who helped put in place the processes that have allowed Duncan Aviation to obtain yet another level of authority to manage our business and provide the best customer service possible," says Mike Cox, vice president of completions, modifications and team member services.

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.

For more information about any of Duncan Aviation’s services, call +1 402.475.2611 or visit