Aircraft repair and overhaul leader Able Aerospace Services, a Textron Aviation Inc. company, has expanded its ability to serve key industry segments with three new accreditations from Nadcap, the global program denoting superior competency in aerospace-specific special processes capabilities.
The new Nadcap accreditations recognize Able’s non-destructive testing, chemical processing and shot peen capabilities, all part of a significant specialized services program that allows Able to complete more than 95 percent of all repair and overhaul jobs on site.
The accreditations open the door for new contracts — such as those from some military and commercial fixed-wing aircraft OEMs — that require service providers to hold specific Nadcap qualifications. They also continue to advance Able’s process focus across all of its products and services, including those not requiring Nadcap accreditation.
“Customers count on Able to deliver diverse solutions across multiple platforms and in locations worldwide,” said Able Aerospace Services General Manager Gabriel Massey. “We are already recognized by airworthiness authorities across the globe. Nadcap is the next step in that process, communicating to current and future customers that we comply with even the most vigorous expectations for quality and process control.”
Able plans to pursue additional Nadcap accreditations in the year ahead. In total, Able’s on-site specialized services range from electroplating, chemical processing, machining and grinding to NDT testing, hydraulics and bearings services.
Nadcap brings together technical experts from government and the aerospace industry who establish requirements for accreditation and deliver a standardized approach to quality assurance for special processes in the aerospace industry. Collectively, this team represents a stringent consensus on the standards that satisfy these requirements.
Able’s 200,000-square-foot headquarters is home to more than 450 employees including engineers, DER specialists, sales and support experts. Together, they offer more than 10,000 FAA-approved component repair, overhaul and parts solutions, and are able to complete more than 95 percent of all jobs on site, maximizing quality, cost and turn time. Accreditation and certification by organizations such as Nadcap enable the company to continue its growth within the market and do so in accordance with the highest standards.
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