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AS9100 certification for aviation, space and defense organizations demonstrates Exquadrum, Inc.’s commitment to aerospace industry expectations

VICTORVILLE, CA February 15, 2022– Exquadrum, Inc. has achieved AS9100 aerospace management systems certification from NSF-ISR, an NSF International company. Certification to AS9100, a widely adopted quality management system for the aerospace industry, ensures a framework for continual improvement and access to best practices from across the aerospace industry, while serving as a precursor for Exquadrum to qualify as a supplier in the aviation, space, and defense supply chain.

The AS9100 standard is based on ISO 9001 but encompasses additional requirements specific to the unique needs of aerospace industry prime organizations and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). These manufacturers/OEMs and their global supply base often endorse or require certification as assurance that certain base principals have been implemented.

The standard also incorporates requirements of relevant industry stakeholders (e.g., product safety awareness, counterfeit controls, risk-based thinking, process validation, etc.). In addition, it is compatible with other management systems, such as ISO 14001.

Another unique feature of this standard is its focus on performance through a combination of risk-based thinking, process-defined metric performance and an approach to continual improvement, along with employment of the “plan-do-check-act” cycle at all levels in the organization.

“Receiving our AS9100 Certification is a huge milestone for Exquadrum. The process in which to receive this distinction is not easy and Exquadrum’s Quality Management System team did a phenomenal job of building this program from the ground up and making sure that we were prepared to meet all of the requirements necessary to adopt a quality management system”, said Eric Schmidt, President of Exquadrum.

Certification to AS9100 is assurance to business partners and the public of a commitment to quality and precision.

Exquadrum, Inc.
Exquadrum means “outside the box” (both literally & figuratively) and indicates a dedication to creative research through an open and unconstrained approach to development. Exquadrum Inc., an SBA-certified 8(a) small business, specializes in assembling and leading teams of in-house and associate personnel to overcome the most demanding technical challenges in research and technical services environments. The company has extensive experience in both the commercial and defense aerospace communities. Government customers include the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), United States Air Force (USAF), the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), and others. For more information visit

NSF International Strategic Registrations (NSF-ISR) is a leading global certification body known for its technical expertise and customer satisfaction. NSF-ISR offers comprehensive management systems certifications to internationally accepted standards for quality assurance and environmental protection for the automotive, aerospace, chemical, energy, medical and manufacturing industries (e.g. ISO 9001, ISO/IEC 27001, ISO 45001, AS9100, IATF 16949, etc.).