Puerto Real and Vitoria obtain the ADS quality delegation
Last May 23, Alestis Aerospace received the notification of the Quality Delegation for its PRE and VIT plants, from the person responsible from Procurement & Supply Chain Quality from Airbus Defense & Space in Spain.
The Quality Delegation is an authorised body which sends Alestis certified components, without the need for a previous acceptance inspection by ADS. Up to now, components manufactured by Alestis had to be inspected additionally by members of the ADS staff or an authorised by them, before the products can be sent off to the clients installations.
It’s important to remember that this delegation is an agreement between companies and therefore does not eliminate the inspections established by the Military Authority (DGAM) as a means of assuring quality according to their procedures.
Achieving this has meant months of work improving on the four fundamental quality indicators on which ADS evaluates us; the ICS (Quality System index), the ICP (Quality Product index), the ICG (Global Quality index) and the SNCR (Supplier Non Conformity Rate). The deviation in the ADS audits, the complaints received, the time to address complaints, or the results of the product inspections are some of the parameters which influence said indicators.
ADS will carry out periodic evaluations to assure that who keep maintaining the standards set up to concede us this qualification. For this reason, now more than ever, this Quality Delegation obligates us to keep working along the established line, to be able to keep maintaining this delegation long term, and to make sure that all of the plants are included in this delegation.