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Congratulations to Pencoyd Iron Works and Rolls-Royce & Partners Finance!

December 15, 2020

Congratulations to two simpleQuE aerospace clients – Pencoyd Iron Works on successful AS9003 compliance, and Rolls-Royce & Partners Finance (Parts Trading) on achieving AS9120 certification and ASA-100 accreditation! Our team is very proud of your commitment to quality products and services. Located in Folcroft, PA, Pencoyd Iron Works is a fabrication and erection company of…

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NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 Mission Launches Carrying 4 Astronauts

November 16, 2020

This Falcon 9 rocket lit up the sky as it launched last night from the Space Coast on NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission to the International Space Station (ISS). This launch is significant as it is the first commercial human spacecraft system to be certified by NASA and is the first of six crewed missions NASA…

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Major Revision for AS9104/1 Which Impacts Audit Planning and Duration

October 14, 2020

AS9104/1 is going through a major revision.  This standard covers the entire certification process and the requirements for: Accreditation Bodies, Certification Bodies (CBs) and their auditors, Audits and reports, OASIS database, and more. The International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) developed a global scheme for the acceptance and recognition of audits performed by CBs, using the…

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A New Era of Space Commerce

October 7, 2020

A new era of space commerce is lifting off and bringing new opportunities for aerospace manufacturing. Frank DiBello, President of Space Florida presented some statistics and an interesting perspective on the aerospace and defense industry to members of the National Space Club Florida Committee.  He mentioned that even though civil aviation suffered devastating consequences from…

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Management of Extraordinary Events – COVID-19 Notices from IAQG and IATF

March 18, 2020

“Management of Extraordinary Events…” that is how the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) began their latest Notice for Suppliers regarding COVID-19. Under these extraordinary circumstances, simpleQuE is sharing information from the aerospace and automotive oversight organizations to address the concerns of our clients.

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SimpleQuE ASA-100 Rev 5 Updates

ASA-100 Rev 5: What’s Changed & How To Comply

March 2, 2020

ASA-100 Rev 5 has arrived! This means all ASA-100 accredited aircraft parts distributors must do the following to upgrade their system to the new revision, before July 1, 2020, or your next annual ASA audit (whichever is first): Get a free copy of the ASA-100 Rev 5.0 standard.  Understand what has changed with this helpful…

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SimpleQuE Aerospace Quality Industry News: Latest AAQG Updates

February 27, 2020

Keeping up with the latest news in aerospace quality, Jim Lee reports on the Americas Aerospace Quality Group (AAQG), Registration Management Committee meeting held in Orlando this January. Here is his summary with important information for AS certified aerospace and defense suppliers. Changes to note: The aerospace industry is beginning to adopt the automotive APQP…

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SimpleQuE to attend Collaboration on Quality in the Space and Defense Industries

January 23, 2020

Team SimpleQuE will attend and exhibit at the ASQ Collaboration on Quality in the Space and Defense Industries (CQSDI) March 9-10, 2020, at Cape Canaveral, FL.  This event features high-level industry and government keynote and featured speakers along with new panel topics on Digital Transformation, Commercial Space regulations, advancements in Additive Manufacturing and more. NASA’s…

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SimpleQuE Congratulates Vortex Aviation on AS9110C Certification

September 3, 2019

Jim Lee, simpleQuE President, presents Tim Forbes and the Vortex Aviation team with a congratulatory plaque for their successful AS9110C certification.  The Vortex Aviation team in Ft. Lauderdale has been working with simpleQuE consultants to prepare for AS9110, which defines the requirements for a quality management system (QMS) for organizations whose primary business is providing…

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Join Jim Lee at the 2019 ASA AFRA Conference

July 11, 2019

  The 2019 Aviation Suppliers Assn. (ASA)/Aircraft Fleet Recycling Assn. (AFRA) Conference is just a few days away (in Montreal Canada from July 14-16).  At this year’s conference simpleQuE President, Jim Lee, will be co-presenting along with Sam O’Conner at the workshop on Quantifying the Value of Certification – Operational and Financial.  Sam is Vice President of…

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