Ascent Aerospace has announced Airbus has selected the company to receive the General Procurement Supply Chain and Quality Improvement Program (SQIP) Award in the Best Performer category, the company said.
Airbus describes SQIP as a proven methodology that delivers robust and sustainable improvements. As a long-time Tier 1 strategic supplier to Airbus, Ascent´s integration engineers in Toulouse and in Europe were among the first group to participate the program in 2016. Based on the success of the early participants, the SQIP program will be rolled out to more suppliers this year.
Ascent Aerospace is a leading provider of assembly line integration services, factory automation and tooling systems. Ascent works with airframers from the design and concept phase through installation, commissioning and training and has developed long-term, strategic alliances with OEM, Tier 1 and Tier 2 manufacturers in the commercial aerospace, business aviation, defense, space launch and satellite industries.