VX AEROSPACE CORPORATION ACHIEVES AS9100 CERTIFICATION MILESTONE

November 19, 2007 (Morganton, NC)

VX Aerospace Corporation is excited to announce that it has obtained certification to Aerospace Quality Management Standard AS9100. The certification scope comprises Designing and Manufacturing Advanced Composite Structures and Assemblies for the Aerospace Industry. AS9100 Certification is the gold standard in the aviation industry and has been adopted worldwide as the quality management standard for aerospace manufacturing. It incorporates all the concepts of ISO9001, while adding new requirements relating to aerospace operations. All major aerospace manufacturers and suppliers command compliance with AS9100 as a condition of doing business.

Upgrading our quality management system to the stringent AS9100 quality assurance standard will facilitate strategic teaming opportunities for VX in the aerospace market, especially in the defense sector, said Mr. Raymond Jones, CEO of VX Aerospace. As the defense industry prime contractors continue to subcontract manufacturing operations to smaller companies, VX Aerospace is well positioned to benefit from those opportunities. By achieving AS9100 Certification, we have solidified our commitment to our partners and customers that we will consistently provide them superior quality products and services, said Bob Skillen, Chief Engineer at VX Aerospace. While preparing for and pursuing certification, VX Aerospace received valuable assistance from several programs provided by the State of North Carolina, including the North Carolina State University IES Program (led by Barbara Williams), North Carolina’s NEIT program, and Western Piedmont Community College (led by Lee Kiser and Jevon Morris).

 

VX Aerospace Corporation is an advanced composites manufacturing company, providing a full range of composite design, fabrication and assembly capabilities for aviation and defense applications.

Founded by two aerospace engineers with military backgrounds and proven commercial track records, VX Aerospace combines state-of-the-art fabrication techniques, quality process controls and skilled craftsmanship to produce superior-quality composite parts and assemblies. For more information visit www.vxaerospace.com.