Westland Helicopters has been recommended for two quality awards following a rigorous assessment by the British Standards Institute. The business was awarded ISO 9001:2000 and AS9100:2001 with certification granted after a week of audits.

Aersopace Sector (AS) 9100 is an international quality standard for aerospace suppliers, while the Society of British Aerospace companies (SBAC) has also been working with a range of companies to develop specific quality requirements for the aerospace supply chain. Westland Helicopters managing director Alan Johnston welcomed the milestone, saying: "This is an achievement that is particularly satisfying because this approval is mandatory if we are to continue to supply our products to the Ministry of Defence and other customers."

Source: Flight Daily News