Erickson flies higher

Erickson Air-Crane’s new certification means expanded manufacturing.

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Erickson Air-Crane, a heavy-lift helicopter manufacturer and operator, has received AS9100 certification. The credentials allow Erickson to expand its business with major aerospace suppliers, which could bring badly needed manufacturing jobs to Oregon.

Erickson Air-Crane’s move to redefine its place in the aerospace industry has received a big boost.

The heavy-lift helicopter manufacturer and operator announced Thursday it has received AS9100 certification, a worldwide business-management standard with a focus on aerospace and aviation.

The certification allows Erickson to perform new and expanded work for major aerospace suppliers such as Sikorsky, Bell and Agusta.

The new credentials certify that Erickson applies quality systems for work it already performs as well as services that are part of the company’s new strategic growth plans, which include design, manufacturing, sales, repair, crew training and operation of heavy-lift helicopters.

Read the full article in the Mail Tribune.

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