The recent visit of BSI assessors to atg airports offices as part of the EN ISO 9001:2000 biannual audits, have again been declared an overwhelming success by the atg airports management team.

In addition to the ongoing reviews of the quality management system and the quality objectives that all businesses are subject to as part of BSI assessment, additions to atg’s infrastructure in the last 12 months posed new challenges for the QA department.

The biggest challenge faced by atg airports involved maintaining the high standards achieved by the manufacturing team in Rugby during the relocation of the production facilities to the purpose built facility in Lowton. Subsequent reviews of the manufacturing processes during this transitional period have been very positive, reaffirming the necessary confidence to increase the production figures in line with continued strong growth in demand. This is a credit to the atg teams in Rugby and Lowton who have worked tirelessly to make the transfer a success. The scope of the audit also included project management, sales and marketing and training departments of the company, all performing exceptionally against internal and external quality objectives.

atg airports production and development staff have little time to relax, with a forthcoming FAA audit of the new production facilities of our Micro 100 constant current regulator and ranges of approach, runway and taxiway luminaires. The audit will ascertain if atg airports provide and maintain a quality program which fulfils the requirements of FAA-STD-013a, including control of production materials, manufacturing quality control, corrective action, handling, packaging and storage of all manufacturing materials.