Summit Aviation Earns AS9100 Certification

This Quality Standard System Certification now gained at its Somerset, Ky. facility.


Middletown, Del., September 23, 2010 – Summit Aviation of Greenwich AeroGroup, announced today it has received AS9100 Aerospace Quality Standard System Certification at its Somerset, Ky., facility.

“This certification demonstrates our commitment to meet or exceed the increasingly stringent industry requirements as a world-class supplier,” said President of Summit Aviation Robert Fitzpatrick. “This certification will standardize our quality processes across many of our programs to ensure process and service safety, reliability and quality.”

AS9100 addresses the diversity and complexity of the industry’s supply chain and takes into consideration the complete life cycle of aerospace products. Summit’s Middletown, DE facility has been AS9100 certified since 2007, and recently has undergone a re-certification audit.

Fitzpatrick added that the increased requirements of AS9100, which builds on ISO 9001:2000 elements, will benefit all of Summit Aviation’s customers, because the standard focuses on critical areas important to all industries such as supply chain management and inventory control.

Summit Aviation - Located in Middletown, Delaware and Somerset, Kentucky, the company offers aircraft and engine maintenance and modification services on Bell, Eurocopter, Sikorsky, Boeing and MD helicopters as well as on Pilatus, Cessna Caravan, Beechcraft King Airs, Beechjets and other light jet model aircraft. The company also provides engine maintenance and support to its customers which include Pratt & Whitney, Turbomeca and others. The company completes light assembly, modification, repair, and manufacturing. News and information are available at www.summit-aviation.com

About Greenwich AeroGroup Greenwich AeroGroup, Inc., located in Greenwich, Conn., owns and operates providers of general, commercial, government and military aviation services including: maintenance, avionics and interior refurbishments; fixed base operations; aircraft sales, charter and management; manufacturing and engineering; component repair and overhaul; and parts distribution. Current locations include: Atlantic Aero, Inc., located at Piedmont-Triad International Airport in Greensboro, N.C.; Western Aircraft, Inc., located at Gowen Field in Boise, Idaho; Summit Aviation, Inc., located at Summit Airport in Middletown, Del.; DAC International, Inc., located in Austin, Texas; Matrix Aviation, Inc., located in Wichita, Kan.; Professional Aviation Associates, Inc., located in Atlanta, Ga,; Professional Aircraft Accessories, Inc., located in Titusville, Fla.; NASAM, Inc., located in San Francisco, Calif., and GCCUS Inc. located in Aptos, Calif. News and information are available at www.greenwichaerogroup.com

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