Turbulence is nothing new to the aerospace industry, but the bumps the industry has been confronted with recently are different than the ones high up in the sky. The COVID pandemic resulted in a massive decrease in the number of flights, various restrictions and changed passenger behavior the aircraft industry was confronted with. The aircraft industry has not only recovered and exceeds pre-COVID numbers – new ideas and technologies have been put in place to emerge even stronger from the crisis. As a reaction to changed travel habits and less demand for flights, innovative approaches like the focus on lightweight aviation and more sustainable transport of people and goods are a few examples of how the airline industry is moving into new directions to strengthen business with more economic and robust concepts.
Especially in challenging times, customers need partners and solutions they can rely on. Saint-Gobain® Tape Solutions has been a trusted partner and supplier of demanding industries like aerospace for many years with industry-leading solutions. As a result of our commitment to continuous improvement, we are proud to announce that our German plant in Waakirchen, where our unique UV acrylic carpet and flooring tapes are developed and manufactured, is now certified after EN 9100 : 2018. This third-party certification is gaining increased importance as it includes traceable recording over the entire supply chain of a product, definition of the interfaces to customers and aviation authorities as well as definition, implementation and documentation of verification and validation activities and initial sample testing.
Receiving the highest recognition from an independent third party should add another level of trust in our processes and product quality. Customers can be sure to receive materials and services that fulfill the highest standards. Products used inside an aircraft must go through rigorous tests, including fire safety and being a certified aircraft supplier saves time and effort for customers as they can be sure to receive materials of the highest quality.
In the certification audit, a special focus is on internal processes. We have proven that optimized and constant monitoring of operational processes, performance indicators and cause analyses allow us to detect and prevent potential issues in advance, ensuring in-time delivery, high adherence to delivery dates and quality for our customers.
As a side effect, the transparency from examining and analyzing our processes gives each employee a better understanding of our procedures which increases involvement and motivation and facilitates adding new people to the process. For customers, the higher engagement of everyone in the process leads to better results, products and reliability and underlines being one of only ten companies awarded as top employer global 2022.
Among others, our clean-peel removable carpet tapes have set the benchmark for many years, providing superior strength where needed and saving downtime, maintenance costs and labor through straightforward application and handling. As an industry leader in high-performance tapes for the aircraft industry for many years, we have been constantly improving our products and services, and this recent certification is another milestone which reflects our commitment toward maintaining our reputation as an industry leader in the development of standard and custom solutions to solve the toughest challenges. Be assured that we will not rest on our laurels, so, stay curious and contact us today to reach new heights together.