Automatic Test Equipment in Airline Shop Use 680344

Past airline maintenance practice has been to purchase or sometimes build special required test equipment for the various avionics units to be checked in the airline facility. This is time consuming and expensive because the tester is not universal in nature. A new trend, automatic test equipment, a more general purpose piece of test gear, is being introduced into use by airlines and manufacturers. This paper discusses some reasons why it is becoming a necessity, and highlights problem areas in its implementation and use under actual airline shop conditions during the past year.


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