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Trans-sector upgrade programme

Aerospace & Defence

August 2009


Many automotive suppliers recognize their vulnerability by having "all their eggs in one basket". The closure of UK-based assembly plants and the overseas sourcing of parts manufacture by the OEMs and Integrators has exacerbated the situation. Clearly there has never been a better time to di-

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Diversify into aerospace & defence

versify into more stable and expanding sectors. The aerospace and defence industries are now on a rampup. Their build programmes are long-term and they have a preference for UK-based suppliers. It is time to diversify now!

Automotive suppliers should diversify into aerospace and defence

Upgrading to a trans-sector Quality System

Most automotive suppliers will already be 3rd-party certified to ISO/TS 16949. The aerospace industry demands the global AS/EN9100:2009 standard ­ AQAP 2110 for defence. We work with your staff to introduce essential aerospace and defence procedures. In the process your QMS documentation is upgraded to include the stringent new requirements. The outcome is a trans-sector QMS that exploits the benefits of the process approach.

Special processes & regulatory approvals

Sometimes AS/EN9100:2009 and/or AQAP 2100 registration will not be sufficient. Many aerospace Primes demand Nadcap approval for designated special processes. In addition Regulatory approvals ­ EASA Part-21 and EASA Part-145 may be required. Again our team of specialists can actively assist with the necessary implementation, training and system development.

Sub-tier supplier development

The aerospace and defence standards mandate that their requirements be flowed-down to sub-tier suppliers. TEC's comprehensive Supplier Development Programme meets this need and will also measurably improve supplier performance in the specific areas of product quality, delivery, responsiveness and manufacturing efficiency. Included are essential processes to address FAIR, NCR, configuration management and traceability.

AS/EN9100:2009 (Rev C) & AQAP 2110 documentation & implementation

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TEC are a specialist implementation and training organization that works extensively with the automotive, aerospace and defence industries in the UK, Europe and the USA. TEC are committed to the process approach and we vehemently believe in integrated and valueadded management systems. Please indicate required information ­ The Trans-sector Upgrade Programme Supplier development programme Nadcap & EASA approvals Continue to send TEC's Newsletter AS/EN9100:2009 training & exams ­ now fax back this page to us!


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ASCS (SBAC) approved Our unique Trans-sector Upgrade programme will transform your QMS into a vibrant process-orientated business operating system which addresses automotive, aerospace and defence industry standards. It creates a synergy between the process approach and best-practice approaches such as Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma and Kaizen to achieve world class performance. TEC's support does not just deliver the necessary certifications ­ we also provide full support to devise the most appropriate marketing strategy. We also provide a complimentary Supplier development programme which measurably improves supplier performance in the specific areas of product quality, delivery, responsiveness and manufacturing efficiency. Grant funding for all types of projects may be available ­ please fax back this page or call our Help Line 01926 851 403.

UNIPART Eberspächer Exhaust Systems and are engaged in the design and manufacture of high quality exhaust systems, catalytic converters, fabricated manifolds and steel fuel tanks for the automotive industry at their Coventry site. The organization already held third-party registrations to ISO/TS 16949 and ISO 14001. Mr. Keith Greener (Principal Quality Engineer) said: "UNIPART's top management wished to actively explore opportunities to enter the aerospace sector, and although we already held third-party registrations to ISO/TS 16949 and ISO 14001 we lacked aeronautical experience and the necessary accreditation". Working to a tight schedule TEC's team of aerospace engineers worked with UNIPART's personnel to develop, document and implement a modern and processdriven AQMS in under 2-months. Following the assessment audit by LRQA they gained AS/EN9100 accreditation with no nonconformances and 100% score! Their ISO/TS 16949, AS/EN9100 and ISO 14001 certifications are now contained within single integrated management system.


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