06 May 2014
06 May 2014
UTC Aerospace Systems' Engineered Polymer Products (EPP) facility recently received Nadcap (national aerospace and defence contractors accreditation program) accreditation for manufacture of aerospace composites.
The Composites accreditation follows a Chemical Processing accreditation achievedby the company in August 2013. EPP believe both accreditations certify to customers that it meets the most stringent aerospace industry quality standards.
Marc Duvall, Aerostructures President says "Nadcap accreditation is a clear demonstration to both our customers and our industry that we're committed to providing quality products. The Nadcap special process accreditations are third-party, industry-recognised and show our customers, employees, regulators and certifying bodies that EPP possesses a high degree of technical competence in its operations.
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