Primary control methods in place at Elbit Systems – Cyclone (“Cyclone”) include vigorous SPC programs, formal manufacturing and service process control as well as proactive supplier and subcontractor control. We believe in problem presentation, detection and correction, which keeps problematic issues that actually occur to a minimum. Components undergo rigid in-process and final inspection procedures, including highly advanced NDT methods (X-ray fluoroscopy, ultrasound testing and fluorescent-penetrate crack detection), in addition to conventional conductivity and metallographic tests. Cyclone implements Quality Management System – accordance to ISO-9001:2008 and AS9100:2008. The Cyclone plant is ISO 9001/AS9100 qualified.
Cyclone also has a NADCAP accreditation. NADCAP is an industry managed program run by the Performance Review Institute; www.pri-network.org. Cyclone’s OEM customers such as Boeing require this accreditation. Cyclone has been audited and is certified for five different special processes which include: Heat Treatment); NDT; Chemical Processing); Composites; and Welding.
Cyclone’s Quality Requirement Qualifications and Certifications include:
NADCAP Heat Treating
NADCAP Chemical Processing
MIL-STD-410E, Non-Destructive Testing Personnel Qualification Certification
ISO-9001/AS9100, Quality Systems for Quality Assurance in Design, Development, Production and Services
Israel Civil Aviation Authority – Aircraft Repair Station
Statistical Process Control (SPC) System Approval – Lockheed Martin Tactical Aircraft Systems