Don’t have time to send equipment out for calibration? Are shipping costs too high due to heavy tooling? Does flight maintenance scheduling prevent you from meeting calibration due dates? Then you might need onsite aviation calibration.
The tooling or quality manager should plan on a one month lead time for scheduling onsite services. A list of all tooling and equipment that require calibration must be sent to the calibration lab. After review, the calibration technicians needed, work hour estimate, and pricing can be quoted. If there are only a few large pieces that need to be calibrated, it may only require the work of one technician for a few hours. Large lists or complex equipment may require multiple calibration technicians for 3 or more days. Travel costs will then be estimated for the technicians and any necessary equipment that will be used for testing.
Aircraft jack proof load testing, hydraulic power unit calibration, and cabin pressure unit calibration are the most common onsite aviation calibration services. Many MRO’s and FBO’s struggle to get aircraft maintenance done on schedule while these pieces of equipment are sent out for calibration or repair. Large, heavy pieces of equipment also have high shipping costs, which don’t apply for onsite calibration.
Not all calibration labs can provide onsite aviation calibration services. Ask your current provider if they offer onsite calibration. If you opt for onsite services, you get the added benefit of interacting with the technicians. Often times, the technician can offer insight on why pieces of equipment may be out of calibration. Calibration technicians may also provide tips on proper use or have the ability to perform small repairs right away on out of calibration equipment.
Suggested Reading: HOW TO CHOOSE ONSITE AVIATION CALIBRATIONThe team at e2b calibration can answer questions about onsite calibration or provide a quote. Contact us HERE or via email at [email protected]