API is the first in India to have NADCAP approval for Chemical Processing, NDT and Shot Peening
Aerospace Processing India (API) today announced that it is the first company in India to get NADCAP certification for Chemical Processing, NDT and Shot Peening. The company is also the first to get Boeing and Airbus approvals on the same. Established by Magellan Aerospace Limited and QuEST Global, API is an independent operating company that provides approved aerospace treatments that are not readily available in India. Its fully integrated and scalable facility has been operational from Jan 2009. NADCAP accreditation is becoming widely accepted as the standard in the worldwide aerospace industry. By manufacturing in accordance with NADCAP approved processes, API assures its customers around the globe they are purchasing materials produced and tested to the highest standards set by the industry.
Commenting on the certification, Aravind Melligeri, Co-Founder and Chairman, QuEST Global, said, “NADCAP accreditation is another big step in validating our processing capabilities and confirms our dedication to providing the highest quality to our customers. The requirements are rigorous and we are proud of this accomplishment as API was working over last 12 months in a dedicated fashion to achieve these approvals. We congratulate API team and thank our customers, like SAAB, Goodrich, Eaton and Liebherr for supporting the approval process. The certification will put us in a position to sustain existing business and grow in new and larger opportunities.
Konrad Hahnelt, Vice President of Magellan Aerospace Limited said “We have made considerable progress in a relatively short time period in order to achieve this milestone. Also getting the approval from Airbus & Boeing at the same time clearly reflects our management’s vision and understanding of the aerospace industry.”” The facility which was opened in Jan 2009 is now certified in aluminum, titanium and stainless steel components for aero structure and aero engine components. API has invested in capabilities, which would enable fulfilling the demand for sourcing fully finished parts from India.