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Duncan Aviation Calibration Laboratory Fulfills A Need For Aviation FBOs

New Analytical Balance used to calibrate hydrometers for FBO ATA 103 compliance. Click image for high-res download.

LINCOLN, NEB — Duncan Aviation’s Calibrations Lab recently invested in additional testing equipment and the purchase of standards to calibrate thermohydrometers, both working and masters. This investment allows the company to now offer the full spectrum of calibration services required for FBOs (Fixed Based Operations) to comply with the ATA 103 Standard for Jet Fuel Quality at Airports and Military compliance.

According to Ed Sabata, Duncan Aviation’s Line Services Trainer & Quality Assurance Specialist in Lincoln, Nebraska, 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.” He 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 Sections 2.1.11 and 3.4.3(e) of the ATA 103 and Military compliance:

  • Master Hydrometers
  • Hydrometers
  • Multimeters
  • Torque wrenches
  • Conductivity Meter
  • Fuel Truck and Fuel Farm master fuel gauges

FBOs can expect their tools returned within two weeks of being received with a calibration certificate. Duncan Aviation will maintain these 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. To view a complete list of calibration capabilities, view the Duncan Aviation Calibrations Fact Sheet.


About Duncan Aviation

Duncan Aviation is an aircraft service provider supporting the aviation needs of business aircraft operators, government agencies, and other aircraft service providers. Services include major and minor airframe inspections, engine maintenance, major retrofits for cabin and cockpit avionics systems, full paint and interior services, engineering and certification services, fabrication and manufacturing services, and preowned aircraft sales and acquisitions. Duncan Aviation also has international aircraft components solutions experts available 24/7/365 at +1 402.475.4125 who can handle any aircraft system problem with immediate exchanges, rotables, loaners or avionics/instrument/accessory repairs and overhauls. Complete service facilities are located in Battle Creek, Michigan; Lincoln, Nebraska; and Provo, Utah. We also have dozens of other facilities strategically located throughout the United States to provide customers with scheduled regional support and the quickest response possible to avionics, engine and airframe Aircraft On Ground (AOG) situations.

For more information about any of Duncan Aviation’s services, call +1 402.475.2611 or visit https://www.DuncanAviation.aero/services