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Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions Facility Earns Certification to the Latest International Quality Standard

December 02, 2020 | BY: John Wranovics

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Curtiss-Wright’s Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Switzerland Facility Achieves EN9100 Aerospace Supplier Certification

ASHBURN, Va. – December 2, 2020 – Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division announced today that its facility located in Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Switzerland has been certified to EN9100:2018, a worldwide accepted and standardized quality management system (QMS) for aviation, space and defense industries (equivalent to AS9100 D and JISQ 9100:2016). The facility’s successful upgrade to EN9100 certification, from its previous ISO9001:2015 accreditation, provides Curtiss-Wright customers with confidence in the Company’s processes and procedures and the quality of the products that it designs and manufactures. In addition, this accomplishment ensures that customers of Curtiss-Wright have the ability to rapidly adapt to emerging industry changes. The Neuhausen am Rheinfall facility is the headquarters of Curtiss-Wright’s Drive Technology business (Antriebstechnik GmbH), a global leader in developing and manufacturing electromechanical drive systems for the industrial and defense industries for over 70 years.

With its new EN9100 certification, Curtiss-Wright is better positioned to provide motion control products to the aerospace market. While largely developed for the aviation, space, and defense industry, this certification is also applicable to other sectors.

“We are proud to announce that our Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Switzerland facility has been certified to the EN9100 aerospace supplier quality standard, the sixth Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions facility to do so,” said Lynn Bamford, President, Defense and Power segments. “This successful audit reflects our commitment to the timely delivery of quality products that meet the world’s highest quality standards and validates processes that reduce risk for our aerospace and defense customers.”

About the EN9100 Standard

In industry sectors where quality management systems are required to exceed ISO 9001:2015, EN9100:2018 includes all requirements laid out in ISO 9001:2015 along with additional requirements and definitions relevant to the aviation, space and defense industries. EN9100:2018 is overseen by the IAQG, standardizes quality management system requirements and delivers quality assurance in design, development, production, installation and servicing. The standard also drives cost reductions throughout the industry supply chain. The EN9100 audit was performed by SQS (Swiss Association for Quality and Management Systems). A copy of the certification is available for download at www.curtisswrightds.com/company/quality-certifications/.

Curtiss-Wright’s Commitment to Quality

Curtiss Wright Defense Solutions is committed to leveraging its technology leadership to deliver products and services that meet or exceed customer requirements. Quality objectives and supporting actions are established in the Annual Operating Plan for customer satisfaction, employee development, operational excellence and financial performance to improve the Company’s competitive position. These objectives are monitored regularly to ensure continual improvement of the effectiveness of the Quality Management System.

For more information about Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division, please visit www.curtisswrightds.com.

About Curtiss-Wright Corporation

Curtiss-Wright Corporation is a global innovative company that delivers highly engineered, critical function products and services to the commercial, industrial, defense and energy markets. Building on the heritage of Glenn Curtiss and the Wright brothers, Curtiss-Wright has a long tradition of providing reliable solutions through trusted customer relationships. The company is headquartered in Davidson, N.C. and employs approximately 8,300 people worldwide. For more information, visit www.curtisswright.com.

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Author’s Biography

John Wranovics

Director of Public Relations

John Wranovics has over thirty years experience in the management of media relations and the promotion of high technology products. He has been with Curtiss-Wright since 2003. He has a degree in English Literature from the University of California, Berkeley.

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