Piqua, Ohio – April 21, 2011. Hartzell Propeller Inc. has earned its AS9100:2004 Rev B. Aerospace Quality Standard Certification and its ISO 9001:2008 certification as part of their ongoing quality improvement program. The scope of these certifications includes all aspects of the designing, manufacturing, service and support processes for aircraft propellers and control systems.
The AS9100 certification was designed to enhance the ISO9001 by focusing on the rigorous expectations and requirements of the aerospace industry, specifically. This certification demonstrates the presence of an aerospace-quality system that is consistent and robust. These elements are essential to ensure product quality and reliability as well as process and service safety.
"Consistently having a strong FAA-authorized quality system has always been a pillar of strength for Hartzell, ”said Joe Brown, president of Hartzell Propeller. ‘’We’ve developed, certified and maintained our products under its rigorous requirements. By incorporating the AS9100 and ISO9100 elements into our quality management system, it's easier for our customers, who are more diverse than ever before, to do business with us since these certifications are rapidly becoming prerequisites. We are proud to have the endorsement of the FAA side-by-side with the credentials of the AS9100 and the ISO9001 systems.
“Hartzell’s commitment to a continuous improvement quality culture is evidenced by the high ratings received by critical customers for our excellent product quality and on-time delivery.’’
Hartzell Propeller is widely recognized as the leader in advanced propeller design and manufacturing technology. The company has developed the next generation of propellers based upon innovative "blended airfoil" technology and is manufacturing these blades on revolutionary machining centers to provide mission-optimized performance for its customers. It traces its beginnings in 1917 to a business relationship with Orville Wright and was founded on the principle of "Built on Honor" - a tradition that continues today.