Helix achieves AS9100 Aerospace Standard!
Helix Precision is proud to announce the achievement of AS9100 (BS EN 9100) quality management standard for the aerospace sector.
In an industry where quality control is a paramount, Helix Precision success has been achieved with 12 months of intense procedural, process and cultural change throughout the team. Aerospace Standards are based on ISO 9001 and developed by the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG). They address international consistency and specific regulatory, safety and reliability requirements demanded by aerospace.
They also cover the complete spectrum of organisations working within the aerospace sector, from design and manufacture to maintenance organizations and stockist distributors. As such, AS 9100 (BS EN 9100) is used and supported by all leading aerospace companies and without it there can be no engagement on major projects and programmes. For Helix this achievement has unlocked new opportunities and previously untapped markets.
Matt Branton, Helix Precision’s Managing Director commented, “AS9100 has completely transformed our business in every area. It sets the standard. It gives us a progressive plan for continuous improvement. But the really great thing is that we’re all in it together! Quality at Helix is a team effort and we’re all fully committed to that!”
Quality Manager Jack Simpson fully understands that quality processes have to be understood, meaningful and valued. The results must be obvious to everyone in the business and communication plays a central role in this. “From where I stand, using AS9100 means there is no such thing as failure, so it’s my job to get everyone to believe that. When things go wrong the process encourages us to correct, learn, adapt and improve, and that’s been massive for our internal culture.”