Maintaining aerospace quality

03 Jul 2019

Engineering capacity news posted by Andy Sandford

Quality management provider G&P, which has historically worked with many of the world’s leading automotive OEMs is now helping more and more aerospace customers increase quality levels, efficiency and profitability.

Key to its success is its award-winning Quality Excellence model, which provides factual data regarding all non-conformances allowing informed decisions to be made regarding the development of the supply chain. This a total solution model covering all production site quality requirements and through the use of G&P’s escalated services there is further opportunity to support supplier development and drive disruptions back to root cause quickly and effectively to minimise their impact.   

This model helps protect reputations by maintaining quality standards in an industry where good reputations established over decades can be wiped out overnight by one faulty part.

At the heart of the model is an in-house sophisticated software system called QTrak, which allows real-time supplier analysis and identification of quality trends.

Underpinning G&P’s growth in the aerospace industry are three guiding principles to reflect the sector’s demands and challenges – protect, define and implement.

Core to this is protecting build-lines from disruption and poor quality, while maximising their production effectiveness.

This is achieved by defining the problem through measurement, analysis, audit and data.

From this, G&P then works with its clients to develop a permanent fix, to increase quality levels and drive problems back to root cause to ultimately eradicate.

Among the services G&P offers the aerospace sector are supplier capability assessments, document and FAIR technical vetting, inspection, supplier improvement activities, containment services, fault analysis imaging and reverse engineering.