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GAL Aviation is awarded AS9100B Certification

VIP interiors components specialist scores 100% on QMS standards

Quebec City, QC …July 14, 2011. GAL Aviation Inc, a member of the GAL Group of companies in Ottawa, Ontario, has been awarded the AS9100B Quality Management Systems (QMS) certification by ANA’s / National Quality Assurance (NQA) Canada. The audit for the AS9100 Rev. C has been confirmed for Spring 2012.

“By combining certification-quality standards, talent and years of experience in operational management and business development, the GAL Aviation team is committed to creating a new and revolutionary way of conducting business,” says GAL Aviation president Guy Lapierre. “Receiving the AS9100B standard validates our operational commitment to providing premium quality and reliability for our customers.”

With the exceptional score of 100%, GAL has met rigorous QMS standards by ensuring there are systems in place for formal monitoring of customer satisfaction trends as well as meeting aerospace requirements in quality control management and proficiency. GAL also places emphasis on building strength by providing an intellectual environment where employee craftsmanship and experience continue to develop.

The certification also applies to GAL’s production procedures at their fully equipped, 40,000 square foot facility in St. Joseph de Beauce, near Quebec City, where the main activity involves the manufacture and assembly of aircraft interior parts. The company specializes in customized woodwork, monuments and concepts for large-cabin aircraft. Its expertise in production was gained from manufacturing thousands of components / monuments for the Bombardier Aerospace Global and Challenger platforms as well as Airbus ACJ320s.

GAL Interiors specializes in the computer-assisted design, engineering, manufacture and certification of cabin components for business, private and VIP aircraft, for both retrofit and ‘green’ installation. Specifically, this company unit focuses on galleys, lavatories, cabin liners and sheet metal and machining, structural provisions manufacturing and finishing, electronic devices, water system and electrical installations. The company also provides certification and documentation services to FAA, TC and EASA standards. Engineering and design for all equipment also meets these international standards.

GAL Technical provides consulting /outsourcing services in the field of business, corporate, VIP airliners and commercial aircraft. Included in its offering are entry-into-service and field representative support; maintenance planning and control; mobile technical team and project management support for airframe heavy maintenance and modification; quality control and records management; engineering and maintenance programs; aircraft interiors removal, refurbishment and reinstallation; maintenance administration and training, and AOG and warranty programs support.