Stouffville, Ontario, December 3, 2019
Wolf Advanced Technology (WOLF) is pleased to announce it has received AS9100D Quality Management System – Requirements for Aviation, Space and Defense Organizations certification.
"The adoption of AS9100D has been a corporate commitment to continuous quality management improvement for all levels of employees and management," said Greg Maynard, President and CTO of WOLF, "which is something we've been doing from the beginning, but this formally aligns with the latest quality management system designed specifically for aerospace and defense."
The AS9100 quality management system is based on the widely used ISO 9001 standard, with additional requirements that are specific to the aerospace and defense industry. AS9100D, the latest revision of the standard, incorporates the entire ISO 9001:2015 requirements and adds numerous requirements for the aviation, space and defense industries, including direct senior management involvement, requirements related to quality, safety, counterfeit parts prevention, risk management, and on-time delivery.
"We've been advising companies like WOLF on Quality Management Systems since 1997 and are pleased to say that WOLF has fulfilled every requirement to meet their AS9100D certification and we are very proud to have participated in their success," said Douglas Sutherland, President and CEO of NeXsys Group, Inc.
“Our journey to AS9100D has allowed us to systematically examine and improve every process within our organization,” said Jacqueline McBeigh, Vice President, Quality Engineering. “This execution strategy has created an opportunity for us to overcome critical challenges while vastly improving our methodology related to risk, all while championing a solid foundation for an unstoppable quality culture and mindset not only within WOLF but throughout our entire supply chain. Our customers are thrilled with the initiative and we are beyond excited about our future!”
Major aerospace and defense companies normally ask their suppliers to be ISO 9001 certified, but they require their most trusted suppliers to be AS9100 certified. WOLF’s AS9100D certification will make it easier for WOLF to engage with these major companies.
WOLF designs, develops and manufactures military grade rugged modules for video capture, process, encode, display and AI inference. Eight out of the ten largest military and aerospace companies use WOLF products, in addition to commercial rocket companies and NASA. WOLF solutions are designed to operate in harsh aerospace and defense environments without sacrificing any processing power. WOLF’s products include rapidly available COTS solutions, feature tailored MCOTS solutions, and full custom designs. WOLF supports a variety of board configurations, including 3U and 6U VPX, XMC and MXC/MXM.
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