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GA Innovation becomes first company of its kind to achieve AS9120 Accreditation

Author: gatelesis

July 11, 2013 – Beijing, China – GA Innovation China announced that it successfully passed its audit by SAI Global, and its quality system is accredited and able to operate to AS9120, the highest level of organizational and quality assurance certification standard available for aerospace companies.

Based on ISO 9001, AS9120 includes additional aerospace-specific requirements that are identified within the body of the standard. This new standard enables organizations to easily identify where core aerospace requirements exist within ISO 9001. AS9120 requires control of “key characteristics” as identified internally within the company or externally by a customer. AS9120 is based on AS9100 and adds specific requirements that are relevant for stockists or pass-through distributors in the aerospace industry. This standard is applicable for organizations that resell, distribute, and warehouse parts found in aircraft and other aerospace components.

“We are now the only company in our sector in China that maintains this level of standard at all of our distribution centers,” said Mark Atkeson, General Manager of GA Innovation China. “Our AS9120 accreditation drives us to exceed industry standards and provide our customers with the highest quality-level service in the industry,” he added.

GA Innovation China is a subsidiary of Air China and GA Telesis, LLC. GA Innovation China is China’s first integrated aviation asset management company that maximizes aircraft and jet engine values by using asset disassembly strategies. Founded in 2013 by its two market leading shareholders, GAIC is fast becoming a powerful resource for airlines and financial institutions in China.

About GA Telesis

GA Telesis is a worldwide leader in providing support services to the commercial aerospace industry. With financial, supply-chain, component and heavy jet engine MRO businesses spanning the globe, GA Telesis is recognized as a pioneering leader in solutions-based services in its sector. As an innovator, GA Telesis is one of the few independent companies in the world capable of providing a total-support-solution to their customers from their front door with several fully integrated operations throughout North America, Europe and Asia. GA Telesis also provides leasing and asset management services and maintains an extensive portfolio of leased assets exceeding $1 billion in value.

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