TQCSI becomes the first Australian certification body to be accredited to audit and certify companies to the Aviation, Space and Defence Standards.
TQCS International Pty Ltd (TQCSI), the largest JAS-ANZ accredited certification body (CB) in the world, has become the first Australian CB to be accredited to audit and certify companies to the Aviation, Space and Defence Standards – the AS 9100 Series.
US based ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) announced on 28 March 2020 that, following an intensive compliance testing and auditing process covering both TQCSI’s office management systems and witnessed audits of TQCSI’s auditors conducting client audits, it was formally accrediting TQCSI to audit companies to ISO 9001, AS 9100 D (Quality Management Systems for Aviation, Space and Defence organisations) and AS 9120 (Quality Management Systems for Aviation, Space and Defence Distributors).
This accreditation will enable Australia’s Aerospace and Defence industries to be served for the first time by an Australian company providing a customer focussed, high-quality service at a competitive price.
Accreditation follows an intensive period of investment, process development and training to enable TQCSI’s team of highly experienced auditors to deliver the rigorous standards demanded by the Aerospace and Defence industries.
TQCSI has also been supported by the Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC) via a Sovereign Industrial Capability Grant to develop this new sovereign capability in Australia.
Sean Moules, TQCSI’s Program Director, said ‘We are very proud to have achieved this sovereign capability for the Australian Aviation, Space and Defence markets, following an intensive year of effort to ensure our systems and people can deliver the exacting quality standards that aerospace demands.’
Craig Bates, TQCSI’s President, added ‘We look forward to providing these new certification standards to our growing customer base and to continue to grow and evolve TQCSI to meet customer demands and deliver the most professional certification services in the world.’