ISO 9001:2000 Compliant
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has prepared the ISO 9001:2000 international standard to define the requirements for a quality management system. The requirements are aimed at achieving customer satisfaction by preventing nonconformity throughout the entire process. The better we understand how we do business, the better we will serve our customers’ needs.
AEC has established and maintains an effective Quality Management System (QMS) based on the ISO 9001:2000 international standard. We believe that it is through a well documented QMS that we can satisfy our mission of exceeding our customers’ expectations. Our QMS will help us achieve consistency in our processes, reduce costs, and increase customer confidence in our products and services.
Our Quality Policy Manual describes our policies regarding the 8 categories of the ISO 9001:2000 standard. Next, we have documented our existing processes with procedures, flow charts, checklists and work/job instructions to describe our daily operations. AEC also creates quality records to demonstrate that we operate a productive QMS. We have kept the documents simple and user-friendly so they can be informative and useful. Our plan is to continuously improve the QMS through on-going employee training, corrective and preventive actions (CPAR), internal auditing, and management reviews.
Scope of ISO’s Quality Management Systems (QMS)
The scope of QMS demonstrates AEC’s ability to consistently provide product that meets customers’ and regulatory requirements. It also aims to enhance customers’ satisfaction through effective applications of the system – including processes for continual improvement.
In collaboration with all Danbury AeroSpace (DAS) business units, AEC’s QMS is a comprehensive system that applies to all operations conducted at our San Antonio facilities. The DAS QMS includes design, development, production, material control and testing of piston engine components.