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Aviation Baggage Scales

The aviation baggage scale is a critical piece of equipment for any airline. It ensures that luggage is properly weighed, so that the airline can comply with weight restrictions and avoid overloading airplanes.

Precision & Efficiency

Built with top-of-the-line technology that guarantees accuracy and reduces the risk of costly weight miscalculations.

Portable Options

We understand the importance of convenience and flexibility in today's fast-paced world, so we have portable aviation baggage scales available that are the perfect solution for travelers of all kinds.

Aviation Baggage Scales FAQs

An aviation baggage scale is a type of scale used to weigh luggage for air travel. These scales are designed to be highly accurate and are able to weigh luggage in a range of sizes and weights. Aviation baggage scales are commonly used by airlines, airports, and travelers to ensure that luggage meets weight restrictions and can be safely transported on flights. 

Aviation baggage scales are designed to be highly accurate. This level of accuracy is important because airlines have weight restrictions for baggage that are in place for safety reasons, and exceeding these weight limits can cause issues with the handling and loading of the luggage, as well as potential safety hazards during takeoff and landing. 

Yes, aviation baggage scales can be used for other types of luggage as well. While these scales are designed specifically for weighing luggage at airports, they can also be used to weigh other types of bags or items that fall within the weight capacity of the scale. For example, some people may use aviation baggage scales to weigh sports equipment, musical instruments, or other bulky items that they need to transport. 

Using an aviation baggage scale is a simple process. First place your luggage on the scale, ensuring that it is positioned evenly and not touching the ground or any other objects. Wait for the scale to display the weight of your luggage on a digital screen. Check the weight displayed on the scale to make sure it is within the airline’s weight restrictions.

Yes, there are portable aviation baggage scales available for purchase. These scales are designed to be lightweight and easy to transport, making them ideal for travelers who want to weigh their luggage at home or while on the go. Portable aviation baggage scales are typically battery operated and may be equipped with features such as a digital display, automatic tare, and a compact design for easy storage. 

Aviation baggage scales should be calibrated regularly to ensure that they are providing accurate weight measurements. The frequency of calibration can depend on factors such as the frequency of use, the type of scale, and the conditions in which the scale is used. 

When purchasing an aviation baggage scale, there are several key features to consider to ensure that you are getting a high quality and reliable product. Firstly, it is important to choose a scale with an appropriate weight capacity, typically ranging from 50 to over 100 pounds, depending on the types of baggage you will be weighing. Accuracy is also crucial, with increments of 0.2 pounds or less being ideal. Durability is another important consideration, with sturdy construction and high quality materials that can withstand frequent use in a busy airport environment.

Yes, aviation baggage scales can be used for international travel. In fact, they are an essential tool for airlines and airports around the world to ensure that baggage is weighed accurately and complies with international regulations.

What Our Customers Say

"There is nothing negative I can say.  American Scale addresses our critical scale breakdowns in less than 24 hours, they don't quit until the job is done, they are knowledgeable, courteous, attentive, helpful with suggestions, willing to do anything for us, build in efficiencies, minimize disruptions to our production, etc., etc. To sum it up, my confidence in American Scale only grows stronger and stronger. I couldn't ask for a better rapport with a company than what I have with American Scale. My expectations continue to grow, and American Scale meets them."
Shannon Miller
Red Spot Paint & Varnish
"My experience with American Scale's technicians is and has been positive. They are here when I'm told they will be here, are always pleasant and willing to explain the problem, how and when they will fix it, etc. Overall satisfaction level is very good."
Mike Logsdon
Goodwill Industries
"The technicians that come here are great! The best thing is that they know exactly where everything is and are familiar with all the staff. Most important is this service is one of the few that I don't have to monitor or call, as it is always automatic for them."
John Hans
Airbase Services
"There is nothing negative I can say.  American Scale addresses our critical scale breakdowns in less than 24 hours, they don't quit until the job is done, they are knowledgeable, courteous, attentive, helpful with suggestions, willing to do anything for us, build in efficiencies, minimize disruptions to our production, etc., etc. To sum it up, my confidence in American Scale only grows stronger and stronger. I couldn't ask for a better rapport with a company than what I have with American Scale. My expectations continue to grow, and American Scale meets them."
Shannon Miller
Red Spot Paint & Varnish
"My experience with American Scale's technicians is and has been positive. They are here when I'm told they will be here, are always pleasant and willing to explain the problem, how and when they will fix it, etc. Overall satisfaction level is very good."
Mike Logsdon
Goodwill Industries
"The technicians that come here are great! The best thing is that they know exactly where everything is and are familiar with all the staff. Most important is this service is one of the few that I don't have to monitor or call, as it is always automatic for them."
John Hans
Airbase Services

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