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AIT Receives AS9100C Certification At Grand Prairie Location

Plano, Texas, - January 12, 2015 - Advanced Integrated Technology’s (AIT’s) Aerospace Components and Services manufacturing center in Grand Prairie, Texas, today announces its AS9100C accreditation for the Design and Manufacture of Automated Aircraft Assembly Systems and Tooling Equipment, Manufacture of Aerospace Components and Subassemblies, and Tooling Support Services.

The AS9100 certification is the standard to which aerospace suppliers are measured and reflects AIT’s continuous improvement efforts and commitments made by its employees to deliver the highest quality products to our customers. The addition of AS9100C certification complements AIT’s ISO 9001:2008 certification and highlights the company's focus on supporting the stringent requirements of the aerospace, aviation and defense industries.

Major aerospace manufacturers and their Tier 1 and 2 suppliers worldwide require AS9100 certification or compliance as a condition of doing business with them.  The AS9100C standard incorporates all requirements of ISO 9001:2008 and extends further with additional requirements to satisfy aerospace and defense customers.  It provides for a comprehensive quality management system focused on areas directly impacting product safety and reliability, including configuration management, purchasing controls, product realization, monitoring and measurement.

“We began upgrading our quality management system to AS9100C early in 2014 when we expanded our market presence by adding tooling and aerospace component and parts capabilities to our Grand Prairie location,” said AIT Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer Karl Williams.  “Pursuing AS9100C certification was a logical next step for improving our systems while growing our business.”

AIT Grand Prairie’s Aerospace Components and Services Division features 100,000-square-foot of manufacturing space, and is an extension of the AIT San Antonio manufacturing center, which encompasses 320,000 square feet of manufacturing space.  AIT Grand Prairie provides tailored services for program support, maintenance and development for commercial, business and military aircraft and focuses on emergent and detail parts as well as local on-site support. Current program support in Grand Prairie includes Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey, Lockheed Martin F-35, Sikorsky Blackhawk, Northrop Grumman Global Hawk, Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Gulfstream G550 and Boeing C-17 Globemaster.

About AIT
AIT is a leading industrial automation, tooling, and aerospace components and services company, delivering turnkey factory integration, parts and services to the aerospace industry.  In addition, AIT designs, manufactures and installs machines and systems for the automated assembly of aerospace structures. Applying lean, right-sized, flexible automation, AIT has successfully installed hundreds of systems worldwide.

AIT has its global headquarters in Plano, Texas, and operates ISO 9001:2008 + AS9100C certified facilities in Langley, British Columbia, Canada; Bothell, Washington; Chesterfield Township, Michigan; Grand Prairie, Texas; and San Antonio, Texas.  Visit us at www.aint.com.

See the certification here.

For more information, contact:

Media Contact: Susan Hardaway                               Technical Contact:  Bobby Adkins            
AIT Marketing and Communications                           AIT Business Development
2805 E Plano Pkwy, Suite 100                                    901 Avenue S
Plano, TX 75074                                                         Grand Prairie, TX 75050
+1 972-423-8354                                                        +1 972-522-6363
shardaway@aint.com                                                 badkins@aint.com

2805 E. Plano Pkwy, Suite 300 | Plano, TX 75074  | (972) 423-8354