“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.
Aviation Research Group U.S. (ARG/US) awarded its first certified broker designation to Jets.com at the NBAA Schedulers and Dispatchers Conference in Savannah, Ga. last month. Jets.com is headquartered in Quincy, Mass., and has offices in Manhattan; White Plains, N.Y.; and Phoenix.
An international training course is now offered monthly by Arinc Direct at its Annapolis, Md. headquarters. The one-day course, which costs $525 per person, is an expansion of the program Arinc has been offering regularly to the flight departments of Coca-Cola, Dreamworks, Ford, IBM, and TAG Aviation. Arinc said the course meets Part 91 and 135 requirements for international operations, including RVSM and MNPS.
PrivatAir’s Paris Le Bourget FBO has completed ISO 9001-2000 quality certification. The executive aircraft handling operation, which trades under the name PrivatAir France, has been approved on the basis of the quality-management system it introduced in August using a model launched by PrivatAir at its Geneva base in 1998.
Epps Aviation, located at DeKalb-Peachtree Airport in Atlanta, has been given Cessna authorized independent NDI facility certification. The authorization was granted after a review and on-site audit by Cessna representatives. It allows the company access to all of the equipment and materials needed to perform nondestructive testing on all Cessna Citations.
Arinc and partner SES Americom have announced plans to expand the
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.
By next summer, a corporate flight department, probably one based in Europe, will become the first recipient of a certificate confirming that it fully meets the international standards for business aircraft operations (IS-BAO).