Many factors go into the preparation of aircraft for flight, overseen by regulating bodies such as the FAA for safety of pilots, passengers, and even ground operations personnel. One of the most important parts of preparing an aircraft for operation is determining the center of gravity and weight of the empty aircraft. Knowing this information is pertinent in safe and efficient operation and aircraft weighing scales provide a solution for measurement.
Though incredibly important, the process of weighing and balancing a full sized aircraft can be a difficult one. Using either load cell pads, small platform scales, or ramp scales, certified mechanics or repair personnel simultaneously weigh each point of contact between the aircraft and the ground. The interconnected modules then combine these readings for total weight of the entire aircraft. This method allows personnel to see the differences in weight in the individual areas to determine the aircraft center of gravity.
It’s incredibly important to have any type of aircraft weighing scale calibrated on a frequent basis, and maintain calibration certificates which document exact readings against an NIST traceable standards.
J.A. King knows this importance and with NIST traceable master standards capable of generating and measuring up to 100,000 lbs in compression force, offers ISO 17025 accredited aircraft weighing scale calibration so you can ensure your equipment is giving you accurate results.
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