Duncan Aviation Calibration Laboratory Fulfills Need for Aviation FBOs

Duncan Aviation’s calibrations lab invests in additional testing equipment and the purchase of standards to calibrate both working and master thermohydrometers. The investment allows the company to now offer the full spectrum of calibration services needed for military compliance and required by FBOs (fixed base operations) to comply with the ATA 103 specification, Standard for Jet Fuel Quality at Airports.

According to Ed Sabata, Duncan Aviation’s line services trainer and quality assurance specialist in Lincoln, NE, FBOs have limited resources capable of handling all required calibrations. “Because there are so few calibration labs capable of handling numerous calibration specialties, it is not unusual for FBOs to send tools to multiple locations, experiencing several weeks of downtime.”

Sabata went on to say the in-house calibration lab at Duncan Aviation has been a huge benefit in keeping all of Duncan Aviation’s fuel trucks and fuel farms at all four of its FBO locations ATA 103-compliant.

Duncan Aviation’s calibration services uses NIST traceable standards to calibrate measuring and test equipment, including the following tools needed to maintain airport fuel trucks and fuel farms according to military compliance and to Sections 2.1.11 and 3.4.3(e) of the ATA 103:

  • master hydrometers
  • hydrometers
  • multimeters
  • torque wrenches
  • conductivity meters
  • fuel truck and fuel farm master fuel gauges

FBOs can expect tools returned within two weeks of being received with a calibration certificate. Duncan Aviation will maintain certificates on file in case a replacement is needed. The company also offers a tracking service to notify all customers when calibrations are coming due to assist them in maintaining compliance to the calibration requirements of ATA 103.

For more information call Duncan Aviation Calibrations Services at 402.479.1698 or visit https://www.duncanaviation.aero/services/specialized-services/index to download the Duncan Aviation Calibrations Fact Sheet.

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