NIAR labs receive certification

The National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) at Wichita State University in the USA says that two of its laboratories have been certified for quality management.

The institute’s Advanced Technologies Lab for Aerospace Systems (ATLAS) and Advanced Machining and Prototyping Lab (AMP) laboratories reportedly received AS9100 and ISO 9001 certification from the American Systems Registrar, covering advanced composite manufacturing, machining, autoclave processing, and inspections for industry and defense programs.

“Accreditation from both of these internationally recognized quality management systems simultaneously is a major milestone for our growth,” said Atlas director Waruna Seneviratne.

“This certification allows us to implement improved quality management procedures, promote efficient manufacturing practices and empower employees to develop technology-based solutions for our customers,” said Andy Jonas, AMP general manager.  “The timing of this certification is important to expanding the reach and strengthening the reputation of this unique new advanced manufacturing facility for the aerospace, defense and manufacturing industries.”