AeroFlite Enterprises, driven to compete and win in the aerospace industry, demonstrates its commitment, responsibility and expertise through certification from a variety of authorities, including:
- ISO 9001:2008 Certificate and EN / JISQ / AS9100:2009 Rev C audited in accordance with the requirements of AS9104 / 1:2012
- FAA AC 00-56A Certified
- ITAR Registered
The ISO 9000 family of standards relates to quality management systems (QMS) and is designed to help organizations ensure that they meet the needs of customers and other stakeholders. ISO 9001 is an international standard that gives requirements for an organization’s QMS. It is part of a family of standards published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). It is often referred to collectively as the “ISO 9000 series” or “ISO 9000 family”.
AeroFlite maintains current ISO certifications and has done so since the year 2000. ISO 9001:2000 combines the three standards 9001, 9002, and 9003, into 9001. ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 9001:2008 can be considered to be equivalent. ISO 9001:2000 was replaced by ISO 9001:2008 in November 2010.
AS9100 certification maintained by AeroFlite since 2003 is the QMS standard specific to the aerospace industry. AS9100 is based on the ISO 9000 Series of Standards and includes supplements and interpretations specially aligned to the needs of the aerospace industry.
EN 9001, AS 9100 and JISQ 9100 are identical. These terms merely denote international standards – EN for Europe, AS for America, JISQ for Japan. Today AS / EN / JISQ 9001 is a globally recognized standard in the aerospace industry.
AS9104 comprises aerospace certification requirements. AS9104 is made up of three standards: AS9104-1, AS9104-2, and AS9104-3. Combined, they provide the structure that accreditation bodies such as ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB), and certification bodies such as National Quality Assurance (NQA), need to carry out effective certification audits.
FAA AC 00-56A
FAA Advisory Circular (AC) 00-56A establishes a civil aircraft parts accreditation system that involves voluntary industry oversight. 00-56A denotes the Voluntary Industry Distributor Accreditation Program. The FAA strongly endorses participation in this system. FAA AC 00-56A lists ASA-100 as an acceptable quality system standard. ISO 9001 / AS9100 are also listed as acceptable quality system standards.
International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) is a set of U.S. government regulations that control the export and import of defense-related articles and services on the U.S. Munitions List (USML). These regulations implement the provisions of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA), and are described in Title 22 (Foreign Relations), Chapter I (Department of State), and Subchapter M of the Code of Federal Regulations. The Department of State Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) interprets and enforces ITAR. AeroFlite is registered annually as an ITAR company. ITAR goals are to safeguard national security and further the United States’ foreign policy objectives.