6-Mar-2017 Source: VIH Aerospace
VIH Aerospace (VIHA – www.vihaerospace.com), a leading provider of global helicopter maintenance, manufacturing, repair and overhaul (MMRO) services announces it has successfully completed its certification audit and has received the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001 Certification.
Arne Arneson, general manager for VIHA explains that his company undertook the initiative to achieve the ISO 9001:2015 standard immediately at the conclusion of Heli-Expo 2016; as a key step in fulfilling its strategic growth plan for its maintenance, repair and overhaul programs. Additionally, the program requirements would also help refine VIHA’s processes and controls and contribute to creating increased market share for VIHA’s newly-launched manufacturing department.
“The 9001:2015 ISO standard is the most current and inclusive, and it captures all aspects of a business to ensure the highest audit and monitoring criteria are employed, resulting in operations running in the most efficient manner. In the case of VIHA, achieving ISO 9001 certification means we now hold ourselves to even closer scrutiny, and this will result in increased efficiencies and enhanced services and products for our customers,” explains Arneson.
VIH Aerospace performed a detailed analysis of every aspect of its operations, including: finance, sales, purchasing, manufacturing, production and Quality Assurance in preparing for its audit to the ISO standard, and then made adjustments to address any shortcomings identified. These modifications ensured that the company would perform in a manner that facilitates delivery of its wide range of services and products at the highest standards to the benefit its customers, and enabling VIHA to successfully make future adjustments to accommodate the requirements of an ever-changing aerospace industry.
Arneson concludes, stating that with ISO certification as part of VIH Aerospace’s tool-chest, his company and its global base of customers are poised for greater success in the helicopter MMRO industry.
VIHA offers a comprehensive suite of services that improve helicopter safety and reliability while increasing Return On Investment for operators including: component overhaul, structural/airframe repair, ADS-B installations, avionics and electrical modifications, upgrades and installations, manufacturing, aircraft refurbishment and completions, scheduled inspections, paint, product engineering and Supplemental Type Certificate Development and parts/special operations equipment sales.
Aircraft types supported by VIHA include: