Top 5 March Blogs

In case you missed content, here is a quick recap of our most popular blogs of March.

What does the open skies agreement mean for airlines?

The Open Skies agreement seeks minimization of government control of cargo, passenger, and passenger-cargo air transportation and creation of a true free-market for the air travel industry. The open skies policy can also apply to the air transport of military personnel. To make the policy effective, an agreement must be made between two or more nations. The US started negotiating for Open Skies policies in 1979 and began finalizing agreements in 1982. Read more.

The Importance of Tool Control

Careless tool control issues cause companies thousands of dollars each year. This is due to tools either being lost, broken or misplaced. Careless tool control issues also include foreign object debris, such as tools being accidentally left within an aircraft after maintenance. In order to avoid these issues from happening, precise tool control is of extreme importance. Read more.

A380 Uses Increased Cabin Pressure for Better Flights

If you are in the field of aviation maintenance, you may have had people ask you if it’s true that flying makes you sick? While the simple answer is “yes”, many want an actual explanation for why this is the case. If you are looking to give an explanation, start with increased cabin pressure. Read more.

What is calibration past due?

To answer the question of past due calibration, we must first look at the calibration process. Calibration of equipment and instrumentation is a necessary part of the quality control process for many organizations. When equipment is sent for calibration, a technician will perform various tests to ensure equipment accuracy. If testing shows that the instrument is operating accurately within specified tolerances, it is said to be in calibration. If the instrument operation is inaccurate, or can not meet specified tolerances, the technician will adjust or calibrate the instrument to correct the issue.  Read more.

Understanding as Found Versus as Left Data

One of the most common questions is understanding the difference of as found versus as left data on a certificate of calibration. First and foremost, these terms apply to data – not to the instrument condition. Many quality professionals get confused because these terms are often used interchangeably. These terms each refer to a specific time when the measurements are recorded.  Read more.

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