The Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA, Booth No. 5945) a non-profit educational, individual membership organization supporting those who use aircraft for public safety, held an accreditation ceremony for the Metro Air Support Unit of St. Louis at Heli-Expo 2014. The unit earned accreditation from the Public Safety Accreditation Commission (PSAAC) for showing standards of excellence within its departments, which include the St. Louis Metropolitan Police, the St. Louis County Police and the St. Charles County Sheriff’s Department.
Cockpit lighting solutions provider Aero Dynamix received its AS9100 Rev C and ISO 9001:2008 certification. Being certified by an accredited AS9100 and ISO 9001 registrar provides organizations with a comprehensive quality management system focused on areas directly affecting product airworthiness, safety and reliability. The company plans to use the new certification as a spring board to growth opportunities in the aerospace NVIS and non-NVIS lighting arena.
After completing a two-year application process, NBAA’s Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) program received accreditation last week from the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), an independent body that developed the standards for professional credentialing programs. NCCA has accredited some 300 programs, including the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP) designations.
The Swiss Accreditation Service has officially acknowledged Lantal Laboratory as a “test center for railway and aircraft typical flammability tests pursuant to the ISO/IEC 17025 standard.”
According to the Langenthal, Switzerland-based transportation and fashion specialist, the laboratory is authorized to perform burn tests with all materials and components used in aircraft interiors.
The National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) at Wichita State University has received Nadcap AC7122/1 accreditation for non-metallic materials testing, including composites and adhesive/adhesive primer. NIAR is one of only seven test laboratories in the U.S. with the accreditation, according to Tracee Friess, marketing and communication manager. “Nadcap is an industry-managed consensus approach to OEM oversight of suppliers.