Government engineering and IT solutions provider AMERICAN SYSTEMS announced Oct. 17 the company has achieved AS9100C Certification for its Lexington Park, Maryland, Engineering and Analytical Solutions Directorate.
“AMERICAN SYSTEMS has adhered to a strict, overarching quality policy of our own for decades, and conducts annual audits to maintain our ISO 9001:2008 and CMMI Level 3 registrations,” AMERICAN SYSTEMS President and CEO Peter Smith said. “As such, we had a strong foundation upon which to build the elements required for AS9100C Certification, and I congratulate our Lexington Park employee-owners on this achievement.”
AS9100C is an aerospace quality management system that incorporates the ISO 9001:2008 standard and adds additional quality and safety requirements. AS9100C was established by the International Aerospace Quality Group in order to enhance the quality, on-time delivery and performance of defense and aerospace organizations.
The certification is becoming an industrywide acquisition requirement across the Defense Department and NASA for aerospace and defense providers. The scope includes the design, development, testing, integration, production, and installation of aircraft avionics, parts and components.
The EASD underwent a two-day external audit of its contracts management, program management, engineering and production, risk management, configuration management, purchasing and quality processes.