New management systems registration service will benefit aerospace MRO organizations
14 October 2009 - Boxborough, MA, USA - Intertek, a leading global provider of quality and safety solutions, is pleased to announce that as of 9 October 2009, it is accredited by the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) to offer certification to the AS9110 standard. With this accreditation, Intertek becomes part of an elite group of registrars qualified to offer ANAB-accredited certification to the full AS9100 Series of standards: AS9100, AS9003, AS9110, and AS9120.
AS9110 is based on ISO 9001 and defines additional quality management system (QMS) requirements for aerospace maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) organizations. An MRO that is in compliance with the AS9110 standard demonstrates that it can meet the requirements of its customers and any applicable regulatory bodies through the documented implementation of a QMS that specifically addresses the needs of the industry. AS9110-certified MROs can gain benefits including a reduction in industry audits and the ability to accept contracts from customers that flow down AS9110 as a requirement. Aerospace OEMs, such as Boeing, increasingly require MROs to be AS9110 certified by a third-party registrar like Intertek.
"As one of the top aerospace registrars in the world, Intertek is committed to developing its auditing program to meet the continually evolving needs of the aerospace industry," said Calin Moldovean, president of Intertek’s systems certification group. "The unparalleled technical expertise of our auditors, coupled with our close involvement in the International Aerospace Quality Group [IAQG], gives us the insight and experience needed to complete certification projects quickly and cost-effectively."
For further information, please contact:
Global Marketing Manager, Systems Certification
Telephone: +1 978 929 2116
Intertek (ITRK.L) is a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide range of industries around the world. From auditing and inspection, to testing, quality assurance and certification, Intertek people are dedicated to adding value to customers' products and processes, supporting their success in the global marketplace. Intertek has the expertise, resources and global reach to support its customers through its network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 24,000 people in more than 100 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.intertek.com.