Preventative Measures: Maintaining special tool calibration records

Preventative Measures Maintaining special tool calibration records By John Goglia July 1999 John Goglia is a member of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). He has 30 years experience as an aircraft technician. Mechanics...


It is likely that most facilities do not have calibration devices available for the many types of test equipment that are in use today. The only defense we as certificated airmen have is to only use tools that have been checked for accuracy and that have some form of tag to verify that records exist to show who did the calibrating and when the calibration was accomplished.

Remember, both you and your employer will be held responsible for these types of violations.

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