Posts Tagged ‘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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Top Industries for ISO Certification

Top Industries for ISO Certification

Organizations that achieve ISO certification gain a competitive advantage that also allows them opportunities to earn the business of companies that require it of their vendors. It shows they have documented and implemented effective quality and environmental management systems that have been verified by a third party. Certification is an important step for manufacturers and service…

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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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What is ISO 9001 Certification and Why is it so Important?

The ISO 9001 standard exists to provide organizations with the opportunity to develop baseline quality management systems, improve processes and meet the needs of customers. Achieving ISO 9001 certification is an important step for manufacturers and service providers, as it emphasizes performance while proving a dedication to quality and customers. As ISO 9001 certification has…

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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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A Look at the AS9100D Transition Data

With the transition to AS9100:2016 well under way, what can we interpret about the data from the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG)? Overall, aerospace and defense organizations are transitioning to plan, and exhibiting preparedness with the new requirements. Some organizations still struggle with Process Identification, but Production Controls and Purchasing make up the highest nonconformities.…

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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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Reaching New Heights at NASA’s Quality Leadership Forum

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Sustaining a Quality Foundation in Challenging Times SimpleQuE president, Jim Lee, eagerly anticipates attending the Collaboration on Quality in the Space and Defense Industries conference then taking part in the informational NASA Quality Leadership Forum that follows. He’s set to join others in the industry who are focused on sustaining a quality foundation at the…

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Discovering Earth While Reaching for the Moon

On December 24, 1968 the Apollo 8 astronauts, Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders shared this iconic “Earthrise” photo during the first manned mission to the moon.  The first astronauts to orbit the moon and spend Christmas in space. Knowing that millions of people would listen to their transmission on Christmas Eve, and as…

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