Weighing scale

February 4, 2013 - 3:10am

For those who have tried to balance a piece of luggage the size of a Prius on the bathroom scale before heading off to the airport, there’s a solution from Tool Testing Lab: the GripScale.

According to the company the scale is ideal for the business aviation industry, where weight-and-balance calculations are sometimes critical and not easily calculated. Tool Testing has certified the digital scale to NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) requirements and is an aviation distributor for the item’s manufacturer, eBags of Denver.

October 8, 2007 - 6:55am

A one-time inspection is required to ensure that all installation fasteners are in place for the left and right aileron balance weights on Gulfstream Vs, in accordance with a September 26 AD (2003-18-11). Investigation of a GV that lost aileron control on final approach revealed that the outboard balance weight of the left aileron had detached and was wedged between the aileron and the rear beam of the wing.

October 4, 2007 - 10:00am

An aviation rulemaking committee (ARC) that includes five representatives from the regional airline industry has submitted the final draft of a proposal to the FAA to revise the nine-year-old guidance for weight-and-balance procedures.

 
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