Nadcap contributes to aerospace safety

25th July 2012

A recent online poll showed that almost three-quarters (74%) of the 254 aerospace industry respondents agree that Nadcap plays a role in the overall safety record. These responses, to a poll by the not-for-profit Performance Review Institute last month, have improved since 2011 when 62% felt that Nadcap contributed to the overall aerospace safety record. […]

BDLI, EADS, MTU Aero Engines, Rolls-Royce Deutschland and SAFRAN Group work together to promote aerospace supply chain quality

23rd July 2012

A Nadcap Discovery Session was held in Berlin last month, with a goal of educating the German aerospace industry about the value of gaining Nadcap accreditation in an increasingly competitive global marketplace. Taking place in conjunction with the Nadcap meeting, there were nearly 70 attendees at this session. While representatives from BDLI (the German Aerospace […]

Quality is Key, says Vince Cable

19th July 2012

Prior to the recent announcement of £120 million investment to boost the British aerospace industry made by UK Business Secretary Vince Cable, PRI’s Marketing Manager Joanna Leigh had the opportunity to speak with him at the Farnborough International Airshow and describe the important work of the Nadcap program in ensuring industry-wide oversight of the special […]

Does Quality Assurance Improve Quality?

16th July 2012

While any kind of focus on quality is a positive thing, don’t lose sight of the fact that quality assurance and quality improvement are not the same thing. Companies who confuse the two may find that they do not achieve the results they were expecting. Click here to learn more

Nadcap celebrates outstanding individuals

11th July 2012

Industry leaders were recognized for their contribution and commitment at the June 2012 Nadcap meeting in Berlin, Germany. Five outgoing members of the Nadcap Management Council were recognized for their dedication and hard work: Ed Self of M7 Aerospace Daniella Picciotti of Raytheon Henry Johansson of Volvo Aero Corp. Bryan Cupples of Bell Helicopter Textron […]

Indian Aerospace: Flying the Flag for the Future

4th July 2012

In June 2012, SAE International and the Performance Review Institute collaborated to hold educational symposia in Hyderabad, a defence hub, and Bangalore, where a lot of civil aviation work takes place. With invaluable local support from Dr. Bala Bharadvaj from The Boeing Company, there were nearly 200 attendees present to learn about aerospace standards, global […]

Aerospace employment conditions for engineers improve; salary gains mixed

2nd July 2012

Employment prospects and salaries have improved for the majority of aerospace engineers since the end of the global recession, according to the recently released 2012 SAE International Salary Study. Whether one’s salary went up or down depends heavily on where one works. Click to learn more

Human Factors in NDT

2nd July 2012

Reliability of NDT can be significantly influenced by the environment in which components are processed and inspected. Consideration of human factors is an area that is all too frequently overlooked. Human factors are typically dependent on a large number of influences, and the following may be areas in which you and your company may want […]