Leading Edge to Receive AS9100 Certification

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Becomes first Aircraft Painting Company in the World to Reach New Global Standard

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"AS9100 Certification will further solidify Leading Edge and its global footprint in the aerospace sector, providing a new high quality and cost-competitive services to both commercial and defense fleets."

Leading Edge Aviation Services (LEAS), the largest commercial/military aircraft painting and interiors Company in the world, announced today that it has successfully completed its audit and has received recommendation for AS9100 certification at its Victorville, Calif. facility and corporate headquarters.

The news puts Leading Edge at a distinct advantage globally, making it the only aircraft painting company in the world to be awarded this new standard of excellence. Additionally it is a key stage in the final preparations for the upcoming Boeing B787’s arrival at the Leading Edge Fort Worth Texas facility.

Created specifically for the aerospace industry, AS9100 is a quality management system that outlines global standards for best practices that meets the unique and complex requirements of this sector. It requires strict adherence to quality and reliability standards in aerospace, and documentation of procedures, rigorous quality measurements and corrective actions to drive consistency in mission-critical products.

"AS9100 certification will further solidify Leading Edge and its global footprint in the aerospace sector, providing a new high quality and cost-competitive services to both commercial and defense fleets," said Mike Manclark, President of Leading Edge. "This milestone builds on Leading Edge’s proven track record of providing aerospace customers with regulatory and compliance expertise unmatched by our competitors, and further demonstrates    our continued commitment to being an industry leader in quality and reliability."

The Victorville facility and corporate headquarters will be the first Leading Edge sites to become AS9100-certified centers of excellence, and will be joined by the company’s other facilities in Amarillo Texas, Greenville MS, and the new Dallas Fort Worth site over the coming months.

“For more than 25 years we’ve ingrained a culture of constant innovation and continuous process improvement,” added Manclark. “The success of this audit is a direct result of that, and the next of many steps as we continue to lead the industry globally. We are very proud to receive this certification, and look forward to rolling it out to all our facilities company-wide.”

For more information, please visit http://www.LeadingEdgeCorp.com.

About Leading Edge Aviation Services
Headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., with facilities across the United States, Leading Edge Aviation Services, Inc. is one of the most advanced, commercial aircraft services companies in the world. Specializing in commercial and military aircraft painting, the company also provides a wide range of commercial services, including fuel system servicing, mod-center support, contract labor, line-turn maintenance, composite and sheet metal, long and short term aircraft storage, field audits, fleet assessments, interior deep cleaning, and strip and painting services to various branches of the United States Military.

Address : 3132 Airway Ave., Costa Mesa CA 92626
Phone : (714) 556-0576
Fax : (714) 556-4023


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