Revision C of AS-9100 added new rigorous requirements for manufacturers because it also allows a fabricator to meet requirements imposed by the Space Industry. According to NSF auditors, many companies struggle to achieve certification due to its stringent nature. In fact, reports NSF, many struggle to go from revision B to revision C of this certification due to the new requirements.
Due to Transline's extremely strong commitment to ISO-9001 compliance and their strong relationship with R & D divisions of Lockheed Martin, the challenge of certification was made a bit easier. Lockheed does not require AS-9100 certification for R & D work, but does require them to be AS-9100 "compliant."
Chris Savalia, co-owner of Transline Technology stated, "We are very excited to add this certification to our arsenal and to be able to meet the needs of the aerospace, defense and space industries. We have had to walk away from great opportunities in the past for lack of this certification. The process was very difficult and took a lot of time, but we feel the time was well spent. We noticed that our team performance and communication improved just by going through the certification process. I think it is making us all perform at a slightly higher level, which has been good for our company overall. The pride of this accomplishment is being felt throughout our organization."
Transline Technology will be exhibiting at the MTTS-IMS show in Montreal, Canada in June 2012. They look forward to highlighting their new status and to making contacts in the aerospace and defense industry while exhibiting at this high-level show.