Several representatives from Duncan Aviation, the largest, family-owned maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in the world, flew into Jabara Airport from their location in Lincoln, Nebraska to visit the National Center for Aviation Training (NCAT). Kent Irick, the Director of Aviation Technologies, and Jon Pine, the Program Coordinator of Composites and Aerostructures, led them on a tour of the facility.
Duncan Aviation representatives commented on seeing the beginning of stability within the aviation industry, especially within aviation maintenance. What interested Duncan Aviation most were WATC’s Aviation Maintenance Technology – Airframe and Powerplant, Avionics, Aerospace Coatings and Paint Technologies, and Composites programs.
“Duncan Aviation representatives were impressed with our facility and capabilities, and described NCAT as a ‘one-stop shop for aviation training needs’,” said Jon Pine.
“Now that NCAT is open and establishing the standard for world-class aviation training, employers are beginning to seek out the services that NCAT has to offer,” commented Kent Irick.