Patriot Taxiway Industries announced today that it has been certified to AS9100C/ISO 9001:2008, based on the results of a recent assessment. AS9100C accreditation was achieved on January 15th, 2013. AS9100 is an integral part of the supplier management system of most of the world’s aerospace prime manufacturers.

Steven A. Smits President of Patriot Taxiway Industries led this successful effort and stated that, “The Patriot team has embraced AS 9100 and has demonstrated a sincere commitment to the on-going journey of sustaining the principles of the AS9100 quality system.

Patriot Taxiway Industries customers include The Boeing Company, The Federal Aviation Administration and Kaman Aerospace. Patriot Taxiway Industries is an award winning lighting solutions provider. The company’s mission is to provide superior quality aerospace and military lighting products and services to its customers through leadership, innovation and partnerships.

“Certification to the AS9100 standard set for the aerospace industry is another important milestone in our growth strategy” stated Phillip Walesa, Director of Engineering. “This achievement affirms our commitment to provide quality aircraft lighting products and positions the company for significant growth within the aerospace lighting market.”

The Aviation Suppliers Association (ASA), based in Washington, D.C., is a not-forprofit association, representing more than 440 global member companies that are positively shaping the aviation industry. Collectively, they lead critical logistics programs, purchasing efforts, and distribution of aircraft parts world-wide. ASA’s Board of Directors and Corporate Officers focus the organizations energies on regulatory and legal matters such as safety, international compliance, and ethical business practices that impact the aviation parts supply industry. Member companies include: distributors, suppliers, surplus sales organizations, repair stations, manufacturers, airlines, operators, and other companies that provide services to the aviation parts supply industry.