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Our History. Who are we? Australian owned Private company Supplier of raw materials to the aircraft manufacturing and maintenance industry in Australia and New Zealand. Established in 1988. Roots go back to RFC in 1916 . The way it was. GAF Boomerang 1943. Product Range.

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Our History

  • Who are we?

  • Australian owned

  • Private company

  • Supplier of raw materials to the aircraft manufacturing and maintenance industry in Australia and New Zealand.

  • Established in 1988.

  • Roots go back to RFC in 1916




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Product Range

Hysol Paste and Film Adhesives

Alodine Surface Treatments

Aluminium Sheet, Plate, Extrusions

Titanium Sheet, Plate, Extrusions

Bearings Roller, Ball & Rod ends

Turco Cleaners & Paint Strippers

MapAero Primers & Paints

Plastics Delrin, Kapton, Phenolics


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Quality Systems

  • Instituted a formal quality system in 1990

  • Upgraded the system to an ISO 9001:2000 compliant system in 2002

  • Certified by LRQA to ISO 9001in 2003

  • Certified by LRQA to AS9120 in 2005

  • Listed on the IAQG “OASIS” database 2005


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Metal store

Metal stored horizontally to maintain flatness and avoid plate slump


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Time and Temp. Sensitive

Computer monitored every 30 minutes

3 Temp ranges -18, +2, +25 deg c.


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Plate Saw

4 metre(14 ft) bed PLC controlled Plate Saw


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Our Primes

  • AMI Metals

  • Henkel Aerospace

  • RTI Titanium

  • Dixie Bearings

  • MapAero Paints

  • Approx 10 other smaller suppliers

  • All have ISO 9001:2000 and AS9100:2002

  • All independently audited.

  • Most on “Oasis”


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Our Market

  • Area Size of North America

  • Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, PNG

  • Tier 1 Manufacturers 1

  • GA Aircraft Manufacturers 4

  • Major Component Manufacturers 12

  • Airlines - Major 6

  • Airlines - Regional 15

  • Maintenance Organisations 300


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AS9120 Advantages

  • Accepted as a serious supplier by primes.

  • Reduced site audits

  • Reduction of problem reports

  • Easy acceptance as a new supplier.

  • Good internal discipline


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Main Gain from “OASIS”

  • The process of obtaining ISO9001:2000 and AS9120 has instilled in our staff a quality culture that permeates through the whole company.

  • Pride in our “OASIS” registration

  • Our staff set themselves the highest standards to maintain it.


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Our System

  • No special preparation for audits .

  • We sink or swim on our normal everyday procedures.

  • Ours is a no blame system.

  • Mistakes happen but very ,very, rarely escape the system.

  • Hiding problems is not tolerated.


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Some Creeping Issues

  • NADCAP / OASIS overlap. A probably unintended overlap has started to occur with the trend to the use of more composites in aircraft manufacturing.

  • NADCAP being process based was not intended to apply to material distributors

  • Some are pushing NADCAP requirements back into the already AS 9120 and IAQG approved audited distribution chain. It is a area needing more clarification.


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NADCAP/ AS9120 Issues

NADCAP Duplicated Areas

  • Storage conditions and Logistics

  • Full traceability

  • Batch control and shelf Life

  • Temperature control of chemical storage

  • Out time recording

  • Reference to measurement standards

    All these are already audited under AS9120.


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Quality– Cost v Benefits

  • All expenditures have an opportunity cost

  • Quality systems have a cost. To date for aviation the benefits have far outweighed the costs.

  • As the quality of our basic design, manufacturing and procurement systems improve, the law of diminishing returns will apply to new initiatives.

  • Future developments must give real benefits


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Don’t get Complacent

  • 7/8 of the worlds educated population does not understand the imperial system.

  • Politics, contrails and global warming.

  • The Airframe for the 787 is designed for a life span that will take it into an era of oil shortages



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Aerospace Materials– Summary

  • New business opportunities for our company

  • Unknown in the Aircraft Maintenance Industry.

  • Instilled a quality culture and pride throughout

  • Substantial cost savings in audit costs


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Aerospace Materials

There are many challenges for the IAQG

to tackle. Keep moving forward in a spirit

of co-operation and continue to lead into

the future.

Thank You


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