Our members do have the norm AS9100. This group of norms represents the standard in the aviation manufacturing area, it is accepted by aircraft manufacturers worldwide and unites the requirements for companies entering and participating in the supply chains of the aviation industry. The norm represents a model of ensuring the quality of the design, development, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. It states the quality management system requirements for the aviation and space industry. It is therefore a crucial norm for a company that wants to take part in the aerospace industry. Our member companies can manufacture components for the aerospace industry and develop their activities thanks to the fact that they have this norm certification, they fulfill its requirements and are actively trying to comply with its strict standards.
Our member companies have the NADCAP program accreditation. This program describes individual engineering technologies (special processes) and determines all the requirements needed for using these technologies. The main goal is to create a global audit criterion for special processes in the aerospace industry. This accreditation allows the companies to prove their capabilities to carry out the manufacturing processes and use individual technologies. Considering the importance of these audits, our member companies put great emphasis on acquiring these accreditations, keeping them valid, and complying with the strict requirements needed for utilizing these special processes.
ESA (European Space Agency) qualification is required for partaking in the space industry. The agency consists of 22 member countries that create the basis for the European space program. The creation of a common platform for companies focusing on the space industry and setting standards related to this are among the main goals of the agency. This should translate into lowering costs and improving the quality and compatibility of space industry products. Our member companies that focus on the space industry are aware of this and are ESA qualified. That means that they meet the standards required for space programs.
The abbreviation OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer. Companies manufacturing individual parts need to pass the approval process during which the parts are tested in order to determine whether the parts meet the requirements of the specific OEM. Members of our cluster are aware of this and meet these requirements. The cluster is actively trying to arrange these audits with the world’s leading OEMs and make sure that its member companies get involved in various interesting international deals.
Member companies are engaged in research and development of both the construction of the aircraft, its parts, and the technologies used in production.
As one of only a few countries, we're able to manufacture every component completely "in-house".
We are able to provide a wide range of testing processes. We perform static and dynamic testing.
Our members develop, manufacture, and provide services in the area of special technologies used in the aviation industry.
The necessary certifications of our members are a matter of course