Blueshift® announced today that it has achieved AS 9100D certification, demonstrating that its quality management system (QMS) is in accordance with AS 9100D and ISO 9001:2015 and meets rigorous international requirements.
"This certification demonstrates we are committed to continual improvement." – said Chelsea Lowe, Quality Management Representative. "We wanted to demonstrate to our customers that we are focused on their needs for superior quality products and reliable delivery, and our team truly came together to achieve this milestone."
The AS 9100 standard is based on the widely used ISO 9001 standard, with additional requirements specific to the aerospace and defense industry. The latest revision of the standard, AS 9100D, incorporates the entire ISO 9001:2015 requirements and incorporates several other requirements for the aerospace and defense industries, including requirements related to safety, quality, risk management, on-time delivery, and direct senior management involvement. The standard is accepted worldwide and contains requirements for a thorough QMS that provides suppliers with safe and reliable products to be distributed throughout the Aviation, Space and Defense (AS&D) Industries. Many major AS&D manufacturers and contractors require their suppliers and partners are certified to the AS 9100D standard. As a result, this certificate allows for Blueshift to collaborate with a much wider range of organizations.
In addition to creating more opportunities, the development of a thorough QMS is beneficial to Blueshift’s internal organization. The AS 9100 standard and requirement of a Quality Policy emphasizes continual improvement, allowing for Blueshift to further develop and improve internal efficiency. By planning, documenting, developing, and implementing a QMS that meets the AS 9100 Standard, Blueshift will continue to strengthen as an organization, and strive to meet customers' complex and ever-changing design requirements.
"Major aerospace and defense companies expect key material suppliers to be AS 9100D certified." – commented Tim Burbey, President of Blueshift. "This marks a major milestone for Blueshift as the adoption of our heat shields, antenna covers, and thermal management tapes continues to accelerate. This certification strengthens our value proposition and validates our efforts to standardize quality processes."
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