Flight calibration – what is it and why is it important?
In this post, we look in detail at what flight calibration is and why it is important to airports.
What is flight calibration?
Flight calibration is the term used to cover a wide range of flight calibration, inspection and validation services. Flight calibration can include everything from checking navigation systems and ensuring radar systems are working to ensuring an aircraft passes an inspection and its equipment is up to date.
Flight calibration services ensure an aircraft is able to operate efficiently and safely. Expert flight calibration services will cover everything from ensuring passengers on the plane have a high-quality experience to ensuring the engines are running safely. When it comes to something as important as air safety, unparalleled accuracy and professional attention to detail is required. This is why flight calibration services often use the latest technology and follow the best practice for calibration processes.
Why is flight calibration important?
There are many reasons why flight calibration is important, some of which we outline below…
The calibration of equipment and processes in the aviation industry is essential to ensure the aircraft is safe and can perform to a high standard. Failures in equipment or technology can be extremely expensive to replace and repair. Regular calibration should be seen as essential aircraft maintenance that must be conducted regularly to ensure the quality of the aircraft is maintained.
Unlike other industries, the failure of an aircraft or the failure of technology within an airport won’t just be expensive and inconvenient to solve, it could also result in the loss of many lives. Expert flight calibration ensures passenger safety and reduces the possibility of a problem occurring on an aircraft while an aircraft is in flight. Regular calibration services are required to ensure a fatal loss of lives does not occur on an aircraft.
Regular flight calibration services will ensure an airport can conduct safe fights that are efficient and run on-schedule. This not only creates a better customer experience for flight passengers, but it also ensures employees working on an aircraft or within an airport have a better working environment.
FSCL in Qatar
FSCL (fire support coordination lines) is an important element of flight calibration. FSCL facilitates the coordination requirements for surface targets. An FSCL is decided by a captain or commander in relation to his boundaries and where a ground-to-air or air-to-ground action can be completed. FSCL is important to flight calibration as it ensures all aircraft have adequate space to take off and land safely without compromising the safety of other aircraft. This is particularly important in Qatar as in Doha Hamad Airport, every hour 100 planes take off and land. With five planes entering or leaving HIA every three minutes, it is essential each plane has regular flight calibration services. For example, the surveillance, communication abilities and air traffic management systems of each plane will need to be high-functioning at all times.
Bayanat Engineering and HIA
Bayanat Engineering is a proud partner of HIA and has provided many flight calibration services for HIA, including FSCL services. If you would like to learn more about Bayanat Engineering’s work with HIA, contact us today.