Lightweight structures gain aerospace accreditation

TRB Lightweight Structures says that it has successfully gained AS9100 (BS EN 9100) aerospace accreditation, adding to the IRIS (International Railway Industry Standard) and ISO 9001 certifications already in place.

AS9100 is an industry-recognized standard of quality and risk management for the aerospace and defenae industry aimed at improving service standards and product reliability.

Obtaining AS9100 is part of a long term strategic investment programme by TRB Lightweight Structures in the growing aerospace sector, both in the UK and globally, the company reports. Additional new capacity and capabilities in the design and manufacture of lightweight composite materials have been made by TRB over the last 12 months to meet the needs of both its existing aerospace and defence industry customers and to secure new business in the future. Recent investments for manufacturing composites include the procurement of a new 3M x 1.5M autoclave system, designed and manufactured to meet the requirements of PD 5500, as well as the installation of a purpose built 4000 sq ft clean room to ISO 14644 classification standards.

‘As specialists in the design and engineering of lightweight composite solutions, we enjoy the challenges that the aerospace industry provides,’ said Richard Holland, MD of TRB. ‘Obtaining AS9100 now allows us to extend our expertise as an end-to-end service provider further into the heart of this demanding industry, as well as improving our service to existing customers in aerospace and defence.’

This story is reprinted from material from TRB, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.