The Storm Aviation calibration laboratory at London Stansted has been approved by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).
UKAS is a national accreditation body that assesses against nationally and internationally agreed standards and organisations that provide conformity assessment for calibration services among other activities.
International line maintenance, base maintenance and training provider Storm Aviation is a part of Avia Solutions Group, the largest global aircraft, crew, maintenance, and insurance provider with over 165 aircraft in its fleet.
“We have been calibrating tooling since 2007, primarily in the aviation industry,” said Danny Wells, head of calibration at Storm Aviation.
“Now that we have obtained the UKAS accreditation, this opens new doors and opportunities for us, allowing Storm Aviation to continue to deliver for our existing customers, expand into new sectors, and re-engage with organisations we have previously worked with.”
In most countries, ISO/IEC 17025 is the standard for which most laboratories must hold accreditation in order to be deemed technically competent.
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In many cases, suppliers and regulatory authorities will not accept tests or calibration results from a laboratory that is not accredited. Storm Aviation’s calibration laboratory has met this requirement and is now authorised to perform accredited calibrations in accordance with its scope of work.