Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division announced today that its facility located in Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Switzerland has been certified to EN9100:2018, a worldwide accepted and standardised quality management system (QMS) for aviation, space and defence industries (equivalent to AS9100 D and JISQ 9100:2016).
The facility’s successful upgrade to EN9100 certification, from its previous ISO9001:2015 accreditation, provides Curtiss-Wright customers with confidence in the Company’s processes and procedures and the quality of the products that it designs and manufactures. In addition, this accomplishment ensures that customers of Curtiss-Wright have the ability to rapidly adapt to emerging industry changes. The Neuhausen am Rheinfall facility is the headquarters of Curtiss-Wright’s Drive Technology business (Antriebstechnik), a global leader in developing and manufacturing electromechanical drive systems for the industrial and defence industries for over 70 years.
With its new EN9100 certification, Curtiss-Wright is better positioned to provide motion control products to the aerospace market. While largely developed for the aviation, space, and defence industry, this certification is also applicable to other sectors.
“We are proud to announce that our Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Switzerland facility has been certified to the EN9100 aerospace supplier quality standard, the sixth Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions facility to do so,” said Lynn Bamford, President, Defence and Power segments. “This successful audit reflects our commitment to the timely delivery of quality products that meet the world’s highest quality standards and validates processes that reduce risk for our aerospace and defence customers.”
In industry sectors where quality management systems are required to exceed ISO 9001:2015, EN9100:2018 includes all requirements laid out in ISO 9001:2015 along with additional requirements and definitions relevant to the aviation, space and defence industries. EN9100:2018 is overseen by the IAQG, standardises quality management system requirements and delivers quality assurance in design, development, production, installation and servicing. The standard also drives cost reductions throughout the industry supply chain. The EN9100 audit was performed by SQS (Swiss Association for Quality and Management Systems). A copy of the certification is available for download at www.curtisswrightds.com/company/quality-certifications/.