Aircraft Maintenance Guide to Hydraulic Jack Proof Load Testing & Maintenance Best Practices

Does your axle or tripod jack withstand the amount of force it was designed to withstand? There’s no question it was engineered that way, but there’s no guarantee that it still does.

Despite this uncertainty and the critical role hydraulic jacks play in an aircraft maintenance facility, many aircraft maintenance professionals are unaware that the jack manufacturers recommend regular maintenance & annual proof load testing to ensure optimal performance and safety.

In this guide you’ll learn everything you need to know including:

  • Why proof load testing should be a part of your quality assurance program.
  • The causes of decreased jack performance.
  • Best practices in maintenance & proof load testing frequency.
  • Pros and cons of on-site versus offsite proof load testing.
  • Cost considerations.
  • more

Jack Proof Load Testing