JUNE 2017 – Ogden ALC passes AS 9100/9110 audit

JUNE 2017 – Ogden ALC passes AS 9100/9110 audit

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The Ogden Air Logistics Complex passed its Aerospace Standard 9100/9110 audit. The Complex is proud to announce that it is fully certified until April 2019.

“I am extremely proud of the professional Airmen of the Ogden Air Logistics Complex,” said Brig. Gen. Steven J. Bleymaier, Ogden Air Logistics Complex commander. “We will safely and consistently produce high-quality products to meet warfighter requirements on time, at best value, because we are professional Airmen exceeding expectations through agile and innovative sustainment.”

During April 2017, a team from Perry Johnson Registrars conducted an extensive five-day external surveillance audit. Their goal was to ensure industry standards for an aviation maintenance, repair, and overhaul facility were being performed by the Ogden ALC. Remaining a registered organization has been a long-term strategic decision for senior leadership. This allows the ALC to meet customer demand for registration and conformance to an international standard.

In accordance with AS9100/9110 Aerospace Quality Management System Standard, organizations must demonstrate an ability to consistently provide products that meet customer, statutory, and regulatory requirements. The Complex was originally certified by the International Organization for Standardization more than ten years ago, obtaining an ISO9001:2000 certificate.

The ALC has improved over the past ten years by implementing principles of Art of the Possible. AOP is a methodology designed towards gated processes that track process flows, then employs continuous process improvement methods, to facilitate the success of the ALC mission.

The auditors were very impressed with the 309th Aircraft Maintenance Group C-130 wall walk. The gatekeepers for each shop briefed their processes and how they tracked their flow days.

Recently, the C-130 line noticed a constraint within its production line. Using AOP, the AMXG team, along with the non-destructive inspection and paint back shops, were able to eliminate waste and streamline their processes. This resulted in a reduction of three flow days.

The ALC’s quality objectives serve as an important ingredient to improve flow days by speed, quality, and safety for a defect-free product.

Scott Weyburn, Ogden ALC AS9100/9110 chief said, “One of the strategic items reviewed for the audit included the ALC’s quality and safety policy. This policy conveys the ALC’s commitment to providing high-quality products on time and at the best value while continually improving our safety and the quality management system.”

In order for the safety program to be successful, all ALC technicians, schedulers, planners, inspectors, managers, and supervisors must understand their job series, roles and responsibilities, plus where they fit into the process flow to support the ALC’s quality and safety policy, Weyburn said.

It is important for each individual to know and comply with repair processes and maintenance program requirements such as tools, material control, equipment maintenance, work control documents, and foreign object damage prevention, per the applicable governing directives.

The formal report is available to the public at https://www.iaqg.org/oasis. The report shows conformity to all of the requirements to the selected standard. The ALC next surveillance audit is scheduled for April 2018.

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