Pictured receiving the AS9110 Rev A certificate from LRQA UK Business Centre Manager, David Derrick, is Roy Campbell, Bombardier Customer Services MRO Manager – Europe and Asia Pacific. Also pictured, from left to right, are Paul McKane, Senior Product Support Engineer, Bob Markham, Senior Repairs Assessor, Gary McKeown, Principal Quality Engineer, Robert Watson, Quality Manager (all Bombardier Aerospace, Belfast), David Kneller, Project Manager, LRQA, and Catherine McKeever, Director, Quality, Bombardier Aerospace, Belfast.
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Belfast, November 08, 2011 – Bombardier Customer Services’ maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities in Belfast and Dallas have been accredited with the internationally recognised quality standard AS9110 Revision A.
Achieving the standard, which defines the quality system requirements at all levels of the MRO process, is an endorsement of Bombardier’s adherence to best practice in the aerospace maintenance industry. The standard’s rigorous assessment process has resulted in improved performance at its Belfast and Dallas MRO sites, across quality and operating efficiencies
For MRO providers, Revision A raises the bar from the original AS9110 standard. The latest revision is process driven and focuses on risk assessment and mitigation, key priorities for the maintenance sector. Registrants must complete a two-stage audit process and both Bombardier’s Belfast and Dallas MRO facilities have successfully completed the first stage audits with zero non-compliance issues.
“AS9110 Revision A elevates our quality management system to a global standard,” said Stephen Addis, General Manager, Nacelle Product Development and Customer Services, Bombardier Aerospace, Belfast. “As a supplier, this accreditation provides us with an additional layer of control over our processes and confidence in our products and services. It demonstrates to customers that we have robust quality systems in place to ensure the integrity and safety of the products we return into service.”
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