Mumbai: Infosys Technologies today announced that it has received the AS / EN 9100 Certification in Aerospace Systems. Infosys joins a select band of global engineering / IT services companies that are AS/EN 9100 certified. The certification is an endorsement of Infosys' strong internal audit program, well-defined process maps and excellent software tool integration in the area of engineering, design, development and validation of software for aerospace systems.
According to Trevor Douce, lead auditor, BVQI, "Very stringent clauses exist to obtain the certification. We commend Infosys for their thorough processes, well-trained workforce and their unflinching pursuit of continuous improvement."
The AS / EN9100 quality standard caters to the exclusive needs of the aerospace industry. It emphasises design control with better traceability and configuration management, verification and validation, process control, purchasing, inspection and testing, and control of non-conformances - areas that have the greatest impact on safety, air-worthiness and reliability for aerospace products.
Infosys has a practice unit focused on developing and offering engineering and IT solutions to aerospace and defense corporations. The certification gives the Indian IT major an early mover advantage in the market.
Commenting on the certification, Kris Gopalakrishnan, Chief Operating Officer, Infosys said, "We are developing mission-critical systems for our clients in the aerospace segment. Given the complexity of the systems and their interface to multiple suppliers, it is important to be a low-risk and high value-add partner for our clients. This certification will help us in achieving that goal. "An early adoption of the standard will give us an edge in the market.