In order to better understand an aviation calibration report, it is first important to know exactly what should be on it and why. Below, we have created a list of requirements that should be included in your aviation calibration report.
FACTORS NEEDED IN AN AVIATION CALIBRATION REPORT
- First and foremost, an aviation calibration report must include a title. The title helps to identify that the document is in fact a calibration report.
- An aviation calibration report should also include the name and the address of the calibration laboratory.
- A unique identification number of the calibration report should also be included in the document. Page numbers should also be included and should provide which page of the series it is. For example, page 4 of 5.
- While this should be a given, it is also important to ensure that the customer’s name and address are included on the aviation calibration report.
- All aviation calibration reports should also include proper identification of the calibration method used.
- Reports should also indicate the condition of the aviation equipment calibrated along with of brief description of the equipment for identification purposes.
- An aviation calibration report should also list the date of the receipt of the calibrated equipment along with the date of the calibration.
- One of the most important factors to ensure is included in at calibration report is calibration results and the unit of measurement.
- An aviation calibration report should also include the names, functions and signature of the personnel authorizing the calibration report.
- A statement to the effect that the results should also be included in the aviation calibration report.
- Specific information on calibration conditions, e.g., environmental conditions, should be included in an aviation calibration report. This should also include information on the environmental conditions under which the calibrations were performed, especially if they influenced measurement results.
- Evidence of measurement traceability to SI units of measurements should always be accounted for on an aviation calibration report.
- An aviation calibration report should also include a statement specifying that the calibration report shall not be reproduced or duplicated without the written approval of the calibration laboratory.
- A calibration report should also include any additional information which may be required by a specific method or customer.
The listed factors above should be considered when creating a format for an aviation calibration report. By ensuring the above factors are included in your aviation calibration report, you are assuring that all relevant details needed in a calibration report are covered. Please note, that not all calibration reports are organized the same way; therefore, they do not all look the same.