Since it’s inception, Oxebridge Quality Resources has focused on the growing private aerospace industry, as well as the incredible American space and air travel industries. We were one of the first implementation and consulting companies to work with AS 9001. Since then, that standard has become AS9100, and has spawned a number of focused, sector-specific variants to better help companies apply the right standard for their particular type of operation. Oxebridge continues to provide implementation services for these “AS 9000 Family Standards” as well as NADCAP aerospace special process accreditation.
All of Oxebridge’s aerospace implementation programs follow a four-phase structure:
- Phase 1 – Information Capture. Oxebridge comes on-site to your facility and conducts interviews with your key management and staff to ascertain the current practices of your company, to see where you already comply with the standard. The notes taken from Phase 1 become the basis for the next phase.
- Phase 2 – Documentation Preparation. Oxebridge Specialists prepare an AS-compliant manual and supporting procedures, forms and other necessary documents based on the results of the Phase 1 interviews. Your resulting documentation is fully customized, based on the company’s current practices, and only introduces new or modified practices where the company either does not meet a requirement at all, or where current practice deviates from a requirement. Boilerplate documents are not used, and your staff are not assigned any writing duties!
- Phase 3 – Implementation and Training. Oxebridge Specialists return on-site and assist in implementing the resulting systems, train employees and internal auditors, and conduct the first round of required internal audits. We facilitate a QMS management review, including a review of the process objectives and metrics. At the end of Phase 3, your company is ready for third party certification auditing.
- Phase 4 – OPTIONAL – Audit Interfacing. For those clients wishing to be certified by a third party Certification Body (“registrar”), Oxebridge will attend the audit and provide on-site assistance and facilitation of the audit, ensuring a smooth and effective audit by the registrar, and ensuring your registrar’s auditor does not deviate from international accreditation rules, or “make up” requirements that do not exist.
(NOTE: Oxebridge works with your company’s selected registrar, and has no formal relationship with any such certification body, to maintain a process that is free of any conflicts of interest.)
This table can help you decide which aerospace standard may apply to your company:
|My company designs &/or manufactures parts for aircraft or spacecraft.||AS9100|
|My company performs maintenance, repair or overhaul of aircraft or aircraft equipment.||AS9110|
|My company stocks and distributes parts or components for aerospace applications.||AS9120|
|My company develops software for aircraft or spacecraft applications.||AS9006|
|My company just provides inspection or test services for aircraft or related components.||AS9003|
|My company performs special processes for aerospace parts, such as welding, heat treat, anodize, painting, or platings.||NADCAP|