Elexon Electronics is soon to be awarded AS 9100D Aerospace Quality Management certification – in record time!

The Aerospace industry is heavily regulated and requires the highest levels of reliability, durability and precision; all of which Elexon is able to offer.

The successful audit was timed perfectly with the rollout of our world-class Industry 4.0 manufacturing facility, allowing Elexon to operate at the cutting edge of Aerospace and Defence technology.

“I see every preparation for an audit as an opportunity for improvement, and our talented staff stepped up across the company!” explains Elexon Electronics CEO Frank Faller.

“AS 9100D implementation was a very steep learning curve and I am very proud of our team for realising the importance of it, pushing hard and transforming Elexon into an aerospace certified business.”

Aerospace-specific AS 9100D is actually built off the long-established ISO 9001 certification, which Elexon has held for the last 15 years!

AS9100D sets the bar for Quality Management Systems in Aviation, Space and Defence organisations. Certification to this standard unequivocally shows Aerospace clients that their requirements are taken seriously and have been integrated across all aspects of the supplier’s business operations.

“Elexon Electronics has taken the extra step of achieving certification with Design and Development included in the scope of accreditation – this is a valuable (and uncommon) capability to be able to offer Aerospace clients and once again demonstrates that Elexon Electronics is a  superior manufacturer in the Aerospace industry”, says Elexon Electronics Quality Manager Kylie Warren.

The certfication allows us to design, manufacture and service printed circuit board assemblies, including embedded firmware and mechanical enclosures, for aerospace applications.

We aren’t strangers to Aerospace projects here at Elexon, either, with a series of projects already delivered for EM Solutions, offering assembly of complex RF PCBAs for critical subsystem use in Marine Satcom On the Move Terminals.

The three different RF PCBs manufactured for EM Solutions are double sided 16-layer boards with >1,000 components on the top side, including BGAs, QFNs and RF specific components.

Our Industry 4.0 muscles were flexed for these PCBs, with our solder paste jet printer in conjunction with vapour phase vacuum soldering and X-ray inspection, ensuring optimum void-free solder joints for these boards.

On top of these achievements, Elexon Group Managing Director Pieter Kuiper offers extensive aerospace experience, having worked for Boeing and on various Space projects prior to co-founding Elexon.

Here at Elexon we have worked tirelessly to gain AS 9100D certification, and now charge head-on at a future where we are a leading technology provider within the global aerospace industry.