First for local Albury company

24 July 2020

AAE Engineering Manager, Adam Johnston said it was a significant achievement that would help the business grow.

'Achieving this milestone is a fantastic achievement for our team, our business, but most importantly our customers.'

'We are the first company in Australia to achieve certification to the latest revision of all three standards,' Mr Johnston said.

'The strengthening of our business systems is a great enabler, and will allow us to handle future growth and more complex projects. Complying with all three Aerospace Standards and meeting the requirements of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority was a challenge, but by collaborating with our stakeholders and with the assistance of the Centre for Defence Industry Capability, we were able to achieve it quicker than I thought possible.' Mr Johnston said.

'With the help of the Centre for Defence Industry Capability we developed our processes and quality manual based on what we had already been doing for years. Only now our system is much stronger, and we’re certified for the future,' Mr Johnston said.

Through the advice and guidance from a Business Improvement Adviser, AAE become the first company in Australia to achieve certification to all three Aerospace Standards (latest revision) AS9100D, AS9110C and AS9120B on 19 September 2017 following a very successful first and second stage audit. AAE now meets all relevant quality requirements for doing business directly with defence and partnering with defence ‘primes’.

AAE is a 100% Australian owned and operated business located in Albury, NSW. The company serves the commercial and defence aviation industry with engineering, CASA Part 145 maintenance, and CASA Part 21G manufacturing services. The company also distributes aerospace and military-specific hardware.