An aviation calibration report documents essential information regarding aviation equipment conditions. In other words, the calibration report is a statement of results of calibration. The aviation calibration report includes specific details about out-of-tolerance conditions and special measurement conditions. It also provides information on the calibration correction.
WHAT MAKES UP AN AVIATION CALIBRATION REPORT
An aviation calibration report should be made up of the following:
- The dates and environmental conditions at the time of aviation equipment calibration
- The received condition of the aviation equipment. The received condition should be one of the below descriptions:
- In tolerance with description of meeting all specifications needed
- Operational failure, with description of failure
- Out of tolerance with out of tolerance description
- The returned condition of the aviation equipment:
- In tolerance with description of meeting all specifications needed.
- Special specifications are met with description based off of customer’s request
- A traceability statement
- The standards used during aviation equipment calibration
- The calibration procedure used on the equipment -this should including revision level if necessary
- The calibration interval
- Contact information for questions and concerns regarding the calibration report
RECEIVING A CALIBRATION REPORT AFTER SERVICE
You should always receive an aviation calibration report after calibration, regardless of if you have accredited calibrations or traceable calibrations performed on your aviation equipment. Depending on the application in which the aviation equipment is used, you may be required to have such documentation on file for the aviation equipment at all times. It important to keep calibration reports up to date and organized. Each calibration report will have a serial number that associates one calibration with one instrument, therefore; it should be easy to keep aviation calibration reports in order.