InTech Aerospace Achieves AS-9110 Quality Certification

) InTech Aerospace LLC achieved full certification to AS-9110 aerospace quality standards in February 2016. The AS-9110 aerospace standard is based on AS9100 and the fundamental principles of ISO-9000 and other quality management doctrines, but adds specific requirements that are critical for the maintenance of commercial, private, and military aircraft.

InTech Aerospace LLC, a steadily growing aviation technical services firm specialized in commercial and government airplane interiors and components, achieved full certification to AS-9110 aerospace quality standards in February 2016. Based in Houston TX, InTech Aerospace is poised for continued growth as commercial airlines fleets keep expanding. Performing a variety of overhaul, repair, and retrofit chores chiefly on aircraft interiors and related components on fixed-wing planes, InTech Aerospace today enjoys a client list that includes regional airlines, mainline carriers, large OEM's, aircraft leasing companies, government aircraft, and major MRO facilities.

The AS-9110 aerospace standard is based on AS9100 and the fundamental principles of ISO-9000 and other quality management doctrines, but adds specific requirements that are critical for the maintenance of commercial, private, and military aircraft. This standard includes additional criteria for maintenance repair and overhaul facilities (MRO's) serving the aircraft industry. Areas of emphasis in the standard include detecting and preventing counterfeit and suspect unapproved parts, human factors (recognizing human factors that affect workers), safety management systems, technical data, project management and risk management. Further, AS-9110 aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the management system, including processes for continual improvement and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable regulatory requirements.

The certifying agency for this important new qualification was SAI Global, a worldwide company whose services include risk assessments, certification, testing and audits. The large, comprehensive scale of SAI Global can be viewed at www.saiglobal.com.

Achieving AS-9110 was strategically important for InTech Aerospace. All major customers of high-end repair and overhaul services on airplanes expect this level of quality in their supply chains. The market for InTech's services is burgeoning, and InTech aims to be a significant niche leader for aircraft interiors. Published reports recently cited over $5 Trillion in new orders for commercial planes through the year 2035, and all of those planes (which will fly for 30 to 35 years or more) represent an "Installed Base" of many millions of man-hours of required repairs and refurbishments. That aftermarket phenomenon of recurring repairs is where InTech predicts its best growth in the next 5 to 10 years.

Known as the "aircraft interior experts," InTech Aerospace has teams of highly experienced craftspeople and FAA-licensed aircraft technicians that repair and overhaul virtually everything inside the cabin of an airplane, including seats, galleys, lavatories, floor panels, sidewalls, overheads, and everything in between.

Intech Aerospace is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ranger AeroSystems in Greenville SC, the latest aviation investment platform created and managed by Ranger Aerospace. Ranger and its institutional partners bring additional capital strength and management resources to support InTech's continuing growth, with three previous large-scale successful aerospace services consolidation platforms to Ranger's credit since 1997. The plan is to enhance and expand InTech Aerospace through internal investments and organic growth, entering new lines of technical capacity, expanding geographically, and possibly acquiring complementary companies.

Steve Townes, Ranger Aerospace founder and CEO of Ranger AeroSystems said: "We consistently seek to raise the bar on quality in each of our subsidiaries, that's a steady pattern over the years in multiple successful aviation enterprises under Ranger. We're proud to support InTech Aerospace on these quality-centered initiatives."