Quality Makes Us Global

The Global Air Commitment to Quality

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Quality is at the heart of everything we do. Whether it’s for the aerospace industry or the automotive industry, every customer client we work with knows our focus on quality is relentless, and they appreciate the results of our deep commitment to quality on every project. At Global Air, this commitment to quality is demonstrated by the certifications we’ve achieved, as well as the state-of-the-art equipment we use to ensure quality in all the parts and components we manufacture.
Certified Quality at Global Air: Three Key Certifications
Achieving quality certifications for the aerospace industry is a serious matter. Global Air is proud to have achieved the following three key certifications:

Aerospace Quality Certification: AS9100

It comes as no surprise that the aerospace industry has unique quality management demands. Any company that designs, develops, makes, or supplies products and services for aviation, space, or related defense and military applications, needs to achieve this certification for long-term industry success. These standards have evolved over the past couple decades to put greater emphasis on risk management and specific measures to verify the effectiveness of quality systems related to requirements conformance and on-time delivery performance. Here’s a link to the PDF of Global Air’s current AS9100 certification:

Rolls Royce Certificate of Approval

Rolls Royce goes even further with their quality standards for companies they work with on turbine engine components. They evaluate companies by even more stringent standards than AS9100. Why? As they put it, a jet engine turbine blade at max speed is subject to a centrifugal force equivalent to a London double-decker bus being swung on its tip, and the loads from all these blades is transmitted to the disks, shafts and bearings into the supporting structures. Simply put, when it comes to aviation, there is no room for error or low quality. Global Air is proud to have achieved and maintains a Rolls Royce Certificate of Approval for a specific scope of work, as seen in the linked PDF below:

ISO 9001: General Excellence in Quality Management

The set of standards included in ISO 9000 and the specific requirements outlined ISO 9001 to achieve certification are all about what makes for a good quality management system (QMS). The certification is geared toward establishing and maintaining a QMS for applicable regulatory compliance, but also to ensure the needs of customers and other stakeholders will be met.

These fundamentals of QMS include the seven principles of quality management that undergird the entire ISO 9000 family of standards. Meeting the specific requirements of ISO 9001 is confirmed by a third-party certification with an eye on demonstrating a commitment to continual improvement. Research has shown that implementation of these standards results in better operational and financial performance. Here’s a link to the PDF of Global Air’s current ISO 9001 certification:

Quality Demands State-of-the-Art Equipment
Having the quality management systems in place to ensure quality is one thing, but it also requires having the right equipment needed to evaluate parts and components to verify their quality. Global Air has the following state-of-the-art machines that aid in the quality control process:
CMM: Coordinate Measurement Machine
Knowing a part or component meets the customer client’s design requirements and specifications is critical. In terms of the physical dimension of the product, verifying through highly precise measurement must be documented, which is exactly what a coordinate measurement machine (CMM) can do. As the machine’s probe is moved over a workpiece, it senses the position of a point in space and measures it from a three-dimensional reference position. Taking all the points recorded, specialized coordinate processing software converts the points into a “point cloud” that outlines the shape of the piece with highly accurate measurements.
Machine Vision (Optical Inspection System)
These systems make use of sensors (cameras), processing hardware, and software algorithms to perform and/or automate visual inspection tasks. Applications include tolerance measurements, positioning, verification, identification, and defect detection, as well as precision guidance of handling equipment during product assembly when needed.
Optical Comparator
This machine is another piece of equipment that aids in part and component quality control by taking measurements and comparing them against prescribed limits, tolerances, requirements, and specifications. The process involves projecting an image of the manufactured part onto a screen then taking measurements and comparing results to the design requirements. This can also be done by superimposing measurement graduation over the part image on the screen, or using advanced software to analyze and measure the image against the design specifications.
When Quality Counts, Global Air Delivers

Achieving and maintaining the three key quality certifications mentioned above is an accomplishment in which we take pride because it is an outward demonstration of our deep commitment to quality in every project for every customer client. Other companies may talk a good game about quality, but at Global Air we live and breathe it day in and day out. Learn more by getting in touch with us through the Contact Us page of our website.