Enterprise Control Systems Ltd Receives DAOS Award
Enterprise Control Systems Ltd (ECS) are pleased to announce that they have received the prestigious Design Approved Organisation Scheme (DAOS) Certificate from the UK Military Aviation Authority (MAA) with the following scope of approval:
- Design of avionic wireless datalink equipment, assemblies and sub systems for fixed wing and rotorcraft installations.
- EMI/EMC analysis, testing and substantiation of equipment and installations as identified above
DAOS approval is a mandatory requirement for organisations undertaking airworthiness design activities for UK MoD contracts.
Approval to the scheme demonstrates a level of assurance that an organisation has provided the necessary objective evidence and are competent to design airworthy material; undoubtedly a basic principle of Airworthiness.
The antecedent to Certificate award was recommendation from the Civil Aviation Authority (International) to the MAA following an on site surveillance visit to confirm compliancy to the DAOS requirements which amongst others can require the generation of Safety and Configuration Management plans.
This puts ECS in the enviable postion of holding ISO 9001:2008 by a UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Services) accredited auditing body, supplier approval from two well known aircraft suppliers and DAOS.
Chief Executive Officer of ECS, Colin Bullock commented, “ This sends out a clear message that ECS take product design very seriously from concept to delivery not only to ensure optimum operational capability but that the safety of the user and the environment is also paramount and embedded into the ethos of the design lifecycle.”
Further synergy is expected in 2013 when ECS intend to undertake assessment to the AS9100 revC standard (Aviation, Defence, Space); further evidence that ECS is committed to meeting the Customer Requirement.