Duncan Aviation’s Tool Calibrations Services Flies Through Surveillance Audit

LINCOLN, NEB — Duncan Aviation is pleased to announce its calibration services lab passed its first surveillance audit with no findings or discrepancies since receiving accreditation with the A2LA (American Association for Laboratory Accreditation), certificate #3908.01, in 2015.

A representative for A2LA spent the day in Lincoln, Nebraska, examining work orders, reviewing processes and observing the calibrations lab to verify proper procedures were being followed. 

According to James Hood, Duncan Aviation Calibrations Team Leader, the visiting auditor said he could see that the Duncan Aviation team takes its calibrations quality very seriously and had no reservations providing his approval based on what he witnessed.

Hood goes on to say it is a continuous process to keep up with the calibration accreditation. “You have to say what you are going to do, do what you say, and then prove that you did it. And that takes consistent procedures, quality checks and documentation.”

In addition to passing the audit, A2LA expanded the scope of Duncan Aviation Calibration Services accreditation to include torque, calipers, micrometers, scales, dial indicators, force gauges, and balances.

The accreditation was well worth the effort. “It all comes down to data integrity. Many companies, both in and outside of the aviation industry, are adhering to stricter quality standards that require them to use only certified calibration laboratories,” Hood says.

A2LA is a member of ILAC (International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation). ILAC members mutually recognize the accreditation status of the laboratories of its membership, making it easier for customers to readily use the accredited calibration services from other countries.

About Duncan Aviation

Duncan Aviation is an aircraft service provider supporting the aviation needs of government and business operators and other service providers. Services include major and minor airframe inspections, engine maintenance, major retrofits for cabin and cockpit systems, full paint and interior 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 regional support and the quickest response possible to avionics, engine and airframe Aircraft On Ground (AOG) situations.

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