26 Sep 2012


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Company is first aviation information technology firm to reach essential quality milestone

September 26, 2012 (TORONTO) -The Waterloo, Canada location of Navtech, Inc., a leader in flight operations software and services, has been certified to an AS9100 standard by the Canadian official certifying body BSI Group, marking another milestone in the company’s quest for quality excellence. Navtech is the first major aviation information technology provider to earn AS9100 certification, the cornerstone of the aerospace industry’s initiatives to maintain continually higher standards of safety and reliability.     

“Our drive for exceptional levels of quality is in response to the needs of our customers – our partners in safety,” said Navtech CEO Mike Hulley.  “Our customers must have confidence that our products and services are developed in way that assures their reliability.  AS9100 certification provides the kind of concrete assurance that reinforces Navtech’s excellent track record.”

AS9100 was established by SAE International in cooperation with a variety of major aerospace organizations in 1999.  Inspired by the well-known ISO9000 quality requirements, it translates these important standards for the aviation industry.  It is being quickly embraced industry-wide for its ability to ensure consistently high-quality products and services while keeping manufacturing costs to a minimum. 

To earn certification, all systems and processes at Navtech’s Waterloo location, where such products as Flight Planning, Crew Planning and Electronic Flight Bag solutions are produced, were subject to intensive third-party audits.  Navtech earned the AS9100 certification for its Hersham, United Kingdom office in October 2010. Navtech continues their certification process for their third production office in Kista, Sweden.  

Earning AS9100 Certification is part of Navtech’s larger vision for continual improvements in reliability.  With safety at the center of its Quality System, Navtech has built and installed a model that embraces the highest standards. The company’s Quality Team works in tandem with Production and Product Design to create a suite of tools that provide customers with enhanced safety and profitability in their operations.

Navtech is committed to providing its customers, and their passengers and crew, the highest quality products and customer service.

About Navtech, Inc.

Navtech, Inc. is a leading global provider of flight operations solutions, serving more than 350 airlines and aviation services customers.  Navtech’s product suite includes aeronautical charts, navigation data solutions, flight planning, aircraft performance software (take-off/landing, weight and balance), and crew planning solutions.  Many of Navtech’s products can be configured as part of an EFB solution, including take-off data calculation, weight and balance, and aeronautical charts.  These products, supported by Navtech’s ISO:9001 and AS9100 certification, directly support millions of flights each year and help Navtech customers maximize efficiency, reduce costs, ensure compliance with complex national and international safety regulations, and effectively deliver their services.

Navtech is an international company with offices just outside of Toronto in Waterloo, Ontario – Canada’s Technology Center – and in Stockholm, London, and Ahmedabad, India, and is further supported by satellite offices around the world.  Its home on the web www.navtech.aero is the first and only site for viewing the Navtech Aviation Poster Collection, a collection of hundreds of posters and other ephemera that capture the history of aviation through the arresting graphic design of the day.

Contact: Andrea Murray, 519-747-1170 or amurray@navtech.aero