Imagine a corporate aircraft cleaning crew discovering germs like E. coli, listeria, hepatitis and a few staph infections on the company airplane as they prepare it for the next trip? Paula Kraft, CEO of Atlanta Ga.-based Aviation Catering Consultants (ACC), conducted research on more than three dozen international airplanes (most of them U.S.-based) and found some of these germs on the control wheels, in the galley and in the lavatory.
Flight planning and support group Hadid International Services has achieved ISO 9001:2008 quality management certification. The Dubai-based group, which opened in 1981, also arranges overflight and landing permits, fuel, handling and charter bookings. “From the beginning Hadid’s focus has been on delivering top-quality services,” commented CEO Mohammed Abu Libdeh. “Achieving ISO 9001 certification will help us realize our key goal to be the partner of choice for the global aviation industry looking for world-class flight support.
Delta TechOps has received ISO 9001 certification from the International Standards Organization for its engine maintenance and landing gear shops. It is one of only a few airline maintenance, repair and overhaul service providers to achieve the certification, an internationally tested framework designed to manage an organization’s processes and help generate a high-quality product that satisfies customers’ expectations. The airline received ISO 9001 certification for its component maintenance shop in 2008.
California-based Helicopter Technology Company (HTC, Booth No. 6802) is an FAA-certified Repair Station and maker of main-rotor and tail-rotor blades for MD500/600 helicopters. HTC has come to Heli-Expo 2012 with a new certification, ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100C.
CRS Jet Spares announced recertification of its quality management system by the Bureau Veritas Certification in accordance with ISO 9001:2000 and the corresponding SAE aerospace standard, AS9120. This new certification also includes the continuation of accreditation to FAA AC 00-56. The original certification was granted in December 2005 and this recertification extends CRS’s validity through December 2011.
“ISO, the International Organization for Standardization, is simply going to be a requirement to do business in the future, especially in aviation,” Roger Sickler, president of Fort Worth, Texas-based RTS Services and RTS Rework, told AIN. “People are going to want to deal with accredited organizations and ISO is international in scope.
CRS Jet Spares’ quality management system has been recertified to the ISO 9001:2000 and AS9120 standards as a result of a recent audit by its registrar, Bureau Veritas Certification of North America.
TSS Aviation, based in Cincinnati, and Standard Aero’s Maryville, Tenn. MRO facility have earned AS9100 and AS9110 certification, respectively. These certifications are the first received for the newly combined companies of Standard Aero, Landmark, TSS and Associated Air Center under the DAE Engineering Companies banner.
Executive Jet Management recently earned ISO 9001:2000 certification, making the company one of the few U.S. charter, management and maintenance companies to receive such approval. The ISO 9000 series of standards represents an international consensus on quality-management practices with the objective of ensuring that a company can “consistently achieve customer and regulatory quality requirements,” EJM said.
“Obtaining ISO 9001:200 and AS9120 certification of our quality-management system was a critical part of meeting the demand for the highest level of quality control. It means so much to us to know that we are performing at the highest standards possible in meeting the requirements of the business jet community,” said CRS Jet Spares president Armando Leighton Jr.