Specialist Aviation Manufacturer Announces Clean Sweep of Nadcap Audits

RHH Franks, specialist sub-contract manufacturer to the global aviation industry, has announced their successful completion of all four of their Nadcap audits. Over the last six months, the New Milton-based engineering firm has undergone intense on-site audits of their Nadcap accreditations; Non-Destructive Testing, Heat Treatment, Chemical Processing and Welding.

Most recently, the company received merit status for Welding for the 13th time in a row since first being accredited in 2004. This means RHH Franks benefits from a less frequent audit schedule, reducing costs and time pressures on internal resources.

RHH Franks’ commitment to ensuring the highest quality for its aviation clients was cemented in 2004 with successful Nadcap accreditation for Non-Destructive Testing, TIG Welding and Torch Brazing.
Heat Treatment, including Dip Brazing, and Chemical Processing accreditations followed in 2006 and 2009 respectively.

Since then, the firm has undergone almost 50 audits, passing with flying colors every time.
Such a significant track-record of audit success puts RHH Franks among a limited group of elite manufacturers who operate at the highest level and are recognized as trusted suppliers to the aerospace industry.

“Compliance is a mindset; it is more than a goal as it requires ongoing effort. While a Nadcap audit is a defined moment in time for which Auditees prepare in advance, actually creating and maintaining a culture of compliance within an organization is a constant endeavor and often a thankless task. Consequently, and in recognition of their hard work, I am delighted to congratulate RHH Franks for maintaining Nadcap accreditation,” said David Schutt, president and CEO at the Performance Review Institute.

Elsa Hogan, managing director, commented: “Achieving Nadcap accreditation is not easy but as a company, we were determined to obtain and maintain such an important stamp of approval.
“It not only gives clients confidence in our ability, but also ensures we are consistently reviewing our own performance and processes.

“I’m delighted that we’ve again completed another successful round of Nadcap audits and want to extend my gratitude to the entire team, whose engineering expertise and professionalism is critical to us delivering such a high standard of service and complaint products to our clients.”

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