Aircraft jack repairs can vary based on the work needing to be done. If a jack needs to be replaced, the price could reflect the amount of a small car. Although small repairs would be favored over jack replacement, these too can put a dent in your pocket. Keep in mind when sending a jack to a manufacturer or a lab, you’re not only paying for parts and service fees, you’re paying for shipping and handling as well. Shipping costs alone could cost anywhere between $350 to $2,000, depending on the type, size, weight and service provider. Small repair prices will vary depending on what exactly needs to be fixed and how severely the part is damaged. When taking all of this into consideration, it’s important to remember recalibration will also be needed after repair to ensure your aircraft jack is working safely and is capable of lifting a heavy load. Because recalibration is essential, the best way to save money and downtime would be to use a calibration laboratory or an on-site aviation technician.
USING A CALIBRATION LAB
Calibration lab repair costs can be 20 to 30% cheaper than those of a manufacturer. However, when choosing this option for repairs, shipping and handling costs are still being applied on top of repair and service fees. Depending on the distance between you and the calibration lab, this option could be pretty costly and could lead to a large sum of downtime. The benefit of choosing this option over a manufacturer is repair and calibration can all be performed in one place.
USING AN ON-SITE TECHNICIAN
The benefit of choosing this option is shipping and handling fees are cut out completely. However, it will be your responsibility to pay for transportation and hotel fees for the on-site aviation technician. Although these fees are still expensive, in the long run they can save you hundreds of dollars depending on how far the technician needs to travel. Another benefit of choosing an on-site technician is repair and recalibration can be done at your location, therefore minimal downtime occurs.