SOURCE: Hampson Aerospace

Hampson Aerospace

December 05, 2011 13:51 ET

Hampson Aerospace Achieves Aerospace Industry Quality Standard With AS9100 Rev C Certification

Hampson Aerospace Tooling Solutions, a Division of Hampson Aerospace Is a Leader in Tooling Systems for Commercial and Defense Industries

BRIERLEY HILL, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Dec 5, 2011) - Hampson Aerospace Tooling Solutions (Hampson), part of Hampson Aerospace, announced today that its Coast Composites business unit has achieved AS9100 rev C certification.

"Achieving Rev C certification at Coast Composites is an important step in continuing to deliver excellence to our customers," according to Paul Walsh, Hampson Tooling Solutions CEO. "Hampson's other tooling companies, Global Tooling Systems and Odyssey Tooling, will undergo their Rev C audits in the coming months. Rev C is no easy certification to achieve given the added requirements of risk mitigation. Aerospace tooling is a dynamic business with significant challenges due to the concurrent design and build process. Our teams have worked hard at upgrading our processes in program management to deliver on these new requirements. This achievement clearly demonstrates our commitment to quality, continuous improvement, and customer satisfaction."

Hampson is the leader in supplying precision aerospace tooling including layup molds, jigs, and fixtures for the world's premier aerospace programs. Tools designed and manufactured by Hampson have, and continue to play, a critical role in the design, pre-production, and production phases of many of the most important programs in aerospace including Boeing 787, 777, 747-8, 737; Airbus A380, A350, A320; Bombardier CSeries; Gulfstream G650; Cessna Citation; HondaJet; Lockheed Martin F-35; Boeing F-18; and Sikorsky CH53. Hampson now works with virtually every major airframe manufacturer in the world.

Hampson Aerospace - is the world leader in the design and manufacture of close-tolerance tooling and assembly systems, as well as holding leading positions for composite and metallic components and aerostructures. The Group's end-to-end solution for its customers from engineering and project management through manufacturing and logistics has lead to numerous customer awards. With global operations, it serves the commercial and military aerospace markets from 7 facilities in the UK, North America and India.

Parent company Hampson Industries PLC is listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange (LSE: HAMP). For more information, visit: www.hampsongroup.com.

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