August 13, 2012

Tektronix Component Solutions’ Test Lab Achieves AS9100 Rev C Certification

Tektronix Component Solutions recently announced that its Orlando, FL. component test facility has been certified to the standards of AS9100 Rev C for commercial aviation, space and defense industries.

AS9100 is a quality management system created specifically to address the demanding quality and reliability requirements of the aerospace industry. AS9100 Rev C goes above and beyond most other quality system requirements to provide confidence to aerospace, defense and space companies, and the U.S. government, that a supplier can meet their high-reliability and high-quality requirements. AS9100C is based on the ISO 9001:2008 quality management standards, with additional requirements that pertain to the aviation, space and defense industries.


"Our customers have extremely high expectations for quality and on-time delivery," said Jonathan Russell, Component Test Manager, Tektronix Component Solutions. "By achieving the highest level of AS9100 certification, we are demonstrating our commitment to quality, reliability and meeting our customers' most demanding requirements."

One of the most important areas of AS9100 Rev C, and any level of AS9100 certification, is customer satisfaction. In assessing a supplier, an AS9100 audit team looks at key customer-focused metrics like on-time delivery and quality. Performance on those metrics is then made public so customers can assess a supplier's proficiency over time. In addition, any non-compliance uncovered by third-party auditors is also made public, providing a high level of transparency about an organization's performance against the quality standards.

The AS9100 Rev C standard was developed by the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG), an industry organization focused on achieving significant performance improvements in quality, delivery and cost throughout the aviation, space and defense industry value stream. That goal is achieved through the establishment of prevention-oriented practices, standardized requirements, introducing a culture of quality in the value stream and establishing and maintaining cooperation between international companies in the industry. Agencies and organizations endorsing AS9100 include the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

About Tektronix Component Solutions
Tektronix Component Solutions is a proven microelectronics services provider offering a complete range of custom design, prototyping, manufacturing, and test services to equipment manufacturers. With more than 40 years of experience serving the measurement, military, medical, and communications markets, Tektronix Component Solutions works as an extension of customers' product teams to cost-effectively resolve the most demanding component challenges. Headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, Tektronix Component Solutions can be found on the Web at component-solutions.tektronix.com.