UTC Aerospace Systems' Engineered Polymer Products (EPP) facility in Jacksonville, Fla. recently received Nadcap (national aerospace and defense contractors accreditation program) accreditation for manufacture of aerospace composites.
The company's EPP team specializes in designing, manufacturing, testing and servicing acoustic and structural composite products for both military and commercial applications. EPP is part of the Aerostructures business of UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
Nadcap is a worldwide cooperative program comprising aerospace prime contractors to ensure competency, capability and consistency of companies performing "special manufacturing processes." The Performance Review Institute (PRI), which governs the Nadcap program, conducts 5,000 audits of manufacturing processes around the world annually, providing independent accreditation.
EPP's Composites accreditation is the second such accreditation earned – it follows a Chemical Processing accreditation achieved in August 2013. Both accreditations certify to customers that EPP meets the most stringent aerospace industry quality standards.
"Nadcap accreditation is a clear demonstration to both our customers and our industry that we're committed to providing quality products," said Marc Duvall, president, Aerostructures. "The Nadcap special process accreditations are third-party, industry-recognized and show our customers, employees, regulators and certifying bodies that EPP possesses a high degree of technical competence in its operations."
UTC Aerospace Systems designs, manufactures and services integrated systems and components for the aerospace and defense industries. UTC Aerospace Systems supports a global customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and customer service facilities.
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