Aerospace

AirStart – Flying High with ASA-100 and AS9120

Jim Lee, simpleQuE President, congratulates Ritchin Sen, AirStart Quality Manager, on ASA-100 accreditation with Aviation Suppliers Association (ASA). Also AS9120 certified, AirStart is the company that has a passion for aviation, airplanes and its clients. Jim consulted with AirStart to prepare them for ASA-100 accreditation and AS9120 certification which is based on the aerospace standard…

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Materion – Advanced Material Solutions for Aerospace

Preparing Materion Beryllium & Composites for Certification

Congratulations to Materion and their corporate headquarters in Mayfield Heights, OH for achieving AS9100D (Aerospace) certification along with 6 US sites located in OH, IL, MI and PA. Founded in 1931, the company serves customers in more than 50 countries with locations throughout North America, Europe and Asia, and employs approximately 2,500 people worldwide. The…

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AS91XX: 2016 Certification Body Auditor Non-Conformances

AS91XX:2016 Certification Body Auditor Non-Conformances

SimpleQuE President, Jim Lee, recently attended the joint meetings of the SAE G-14 including Americas Aerospace Quality Standards Committee (AAQSC) and Americas Aerospace Quality Group (AAQG) in New Orleans.  The summit provides access to the committees that create the aerospace standards and guidelines with the high level players in the industry including Space and Defense. Of…

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Soar Above the Competition with AS9100, AS9110 and AS9120

Soar above the competition with AS9100, AS9110 and AS9120

Serving aerospace and defense manufacturers, suppliers and distributers since 2005, simpleQuE offers customized AS9100, AS9110 and AS9120, or ASA-100 (FAA AC00-56) consulting, internal auditing and training services. Our lead AS9100 series consultants are International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) certified lead auditors with aerospace experience and know what it takes to help clients achieve their goal of…

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Matching NASA Suppliers with Small Businesses

In 2017, NASA spent over $2.7 billion with small businesses – 16.5 percent of its total contracting budget. NASA is looking to expand its small business contracting even further by seeking new partnerships with a wide range of goods and services providers at a two-day conference where simpleQuE President, Jim Lee, is attending. Hosted by…

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How Aircraft Manufacturers Are Reducing Environmental Impact

By Jim Lee   At the annual ASA / AFRA conference in June, we heard Kahina Oudjehani, Head of Eco-Design and Environmental Affairs at Bombardier.  She shared Bombardier’s environmental strategy through the entire lifecycle of an aircraft to improve the company’s environmental footprint.  A significant environmental impact occurs with aircraft design and we learned of…

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AS9100, AS9110 and AS9120 Transition/Upgrade Relief

By Jim Lee The International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) and ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) have published the linked notifications referencing Resolutions #150 and #152 that they will be allowing companies and certification bodies that have not completed the full transition and upgrade audits by 9/15/18 a little bit of relief.  This is intended to…

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SimpleQuE on the Go and in the Know

This week, while Vice President, Deanne Sparr, is attending AIAG’s 2018 Southern Automotive Quality Summit in Birmingham, AL,  President, Jim Lee, has immersed himself in everything space and defense at ASQ’s Collaboration on Quality in the Space and Defense Industries conference and NASA’s Quality Leadership Forum. These types of industry conferences and training keeps us at…

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The Race to Commercialize Space Travel – a New Approach

Post by Jim Lee   Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and Space Shuttle… all were US manned space programs from 1961 through 2011.  Why is it so different now with SpaceX, Orbital ATK, Blue Origin, Sierra Nevada Corp., Virgin Galactic, Boeing, and Lockheed Martin competing to put man in space?  Why is a commercial crew program such…

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