SGS Germany is pleased to announce that it has successfully attained certification of its aerospace services according to the internationally recognized quality management standard EN 9100:2009.
The aviation and aerospace industry is a highly sensitive area requiring the utmost standards of quality, safety and reliability. A certified management system according to EN 9100 provides long-term customer satisfaction, efficient business processes and the ability to rapidly respond to changing market demands. EN 9100 certification is also paramount for companies working in the areas of design, development, production and installation.
As an independent inspection, verification, testing and certification company, SGS has been providing solutions to large European aircraft manufacturers and suppliers for over ten years. The distinguished EN 9100 certification emphasizes the importance SGS places on the coherent and quality understanding of the aviation and aerospace industry.
SGS Services Flying High
Rooted in the aviation industry cluster of Hamburg, SGS continues to expand an already extensive portfolio to include audit and inspection services as well as quality consultancy to companies in the global aviation sector. In addition to EN 9100 certification, SGS also obtained a specific Nadcap-MTL certification of the SGS metallography and hardness testing laboratory located in Dortmund. The Nadcap-MTL certification allows SGS to act as an independent inspector to officially conduct safety tests of components for the aviation and aerospace industry.
SGS Aerospace Services (PDF 1.34 MB) encompass conducting all relevant inspections, checking and optimizing manufacturing processes, carrying out non-destructive testing of materials, administering initial sample tests and precisely measuring aircraft components with the utilization of modern laser systems. Furthermore, the SGS portfolio for aviation includes investigating the quality of aircraft cabin air and optimizing the relationships between manufacturers and suppliers.
According to Stefan Leutner, Team Leader Aviation at SGS, “Flying is the safest way to travel. In order that it remains so, SGS as the supply chain quality expert, offers aviation clients services throughout the entire supply chain. Consequently, it is extremely important for us to always focus on the quality requirements within the sector.” He continues, “Our clients, who, for example, produce or supply aircraft, require quality management certification from all professional partners. With our own EN 9100 certification, a core norm in the sector, SGS is able to clearly and officially illustrate its quality understanding of aerospace services. This certification ensures clients that SGS is an approved, recognized and experienced partner in the aviation and aerospace industry.”
The aerospace industry has no room for compromise or negligence. Supervisory authorities such as the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) regulate in compliance with stringent certification standards. As a result, those within the industry must meet the highest possible levels of safety, quality, durability and reliability throughout the supply chain.
As a world leader in certification, inspection, verification, and testing, SGS offers unrivaled experience in the aviation and aerospace industries. The extensive SGS services portfolio includes a full range of quality management services, covering everything from analysis to certification. SGS experts improve processes, access skillful talent, ensure consistent and compliant supply chains, increase confidence and strengthen customer relationships. In short, SGS delivers the profitable competitive advantage, wherever operations are based, anywhere in the world.
SGS is proud to be a recognized holder of the EN 9100:2009 Certificate.
For further information, please contact:
SGS Industrial Services
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