Aircraft Cabin Management

SEKISUI KYDEX secures AS9100:D certification

SEKISUI KYDEX has achieved the AS9100:D certification cementing its status as a critical solution provider for its aviation customers.

AS9100 series is the industry-recognized set of standards for quality assurance and risk management for those organisations involved with the design, development, production, installation, and servicing in the aviation, space and defence (AS&D) sectors.

The standard is based on the internationally recognised ISO9001 standard, which provides suppliers with requirements for creating and maintaining a comprehensive quality system for providing safe and reliable products to the ASD industry, as well as civil and military aviation requirements. For more information visit: IAQG – International Aerospace Quality Group.

“SEKISUI KYDEX is proud to be a global manufacturer in the aviation industry and is committed to our strategic partnerships. While ISO standards have long been rooted at the core of our business, being AS9100:D certified allows us to further strengthen our partnerships and enhance our service offerings in the aviation interiors market,” says Ben Smalley, director of aviation and design.

SEKISUI KYDEX underwent extensive auditing by a third-party entity to ensure their Quality Management Systems (QMS) meet the compliance requirements of AS9100:D. They recently passed the audit to achieve the new certification, in addition to their current ISO9001 Quality Management System (QMS) and ISO14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) certifications.

While SEKISU KYDEX has always followed these practices, when a company is officially certified to the AS9100:D standard, they are proven to exhibit improved decision making, increased efficiencies, strong supplier relationships, continuous improvement habits, and reduced operational risks.

Julie Hart, ISO, environmental and safety manager adds, “Achieving AS9100:D certification goes beyond being certified to a standard. There is a lot of thought and equity behind the certifications SEKISUI KYDEX chooses to pursue. The AS9100:D certification aligns with our goals to achieve more than our customers can imagine, increase efficiency, expedite decision making using data, strengthen our supplier relationships, engage employees, and ingrain continuous improvement into our processes. We are thrilled to achieve our official AS9100:D certification.”

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