CAAS Awards Grant to Enhance Aerospace Standards and Competitiveness
Posted: 7 October 2010 | CANSO | No comments yet
CAAS awarded a grant to a project under the $100 million ADF, which was launched on 1 April 2010 to promote and develop the aviation sector…
The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) has awarded a grant to a project under the $100 million Aviation Development Fund (ADF), which was launched on 1 April 2010 to promote and develop the aviation sector in Singapore.
Under the S$25 million Aviation Partnership Programme, CAAS, together with the Association of Aerospace Industries (AAIS), will be launching the Aerospace Standards (AS) Adoption Programme on 1 October 2010. This programme aims to promote the adoption of Aerospace Standards, more commonly known as AS9100, throughout the aerospace cluster in Singapore. The AS Adoption Programme complements the existing SPRING-AAIS initiative to drive the adoption of the AS9100 by Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Under the AS Adoption Programme, companies adopting the AS will receive co-funding for their total consultancy and certification costs.
AS9100 aims to bring the global aerospace community to a single Quality Management Standard (QMS) standard. Major companies rely on the AS9100 certification to ascertain the effectiveness and quality of their suppliers’ processes and QMS, and hence have listed AS9100 certification as a key supplier pre-requisite. The adoption of AS9100 will bring significant benefits to aerospace companies in Singapore, as it offers a well-structured system that effectively addresses quality concerns and improves productivity, and allows the companies to penetrate new markets and engage in global collaboration. The wider adoption of AS9100 by aerospace companies in Singapore will raise the productivity and competitiveness of the Singapore aerospace cluster.