PRI (Performance Review Institute) and China’s AVIC International signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) and agreed to work together in the area of AS9100 certification and to promote Nadcap special-process accreditation and relevant trainings to provide comprehensive support to premier Chinese suppliers that intend to enter the aerospace industry. The strategic cooperation between PRI and AVIC International will help more enterprises enter the aerospace supply chain and will play a positive role in strengthening the foundation of the Chinese aerospace industry.

Currently, most aerospace primes consider the aerospace quality management system (AQMS) certification (AS9100/9110/9120) and Nadcap accreditation as a mandatory requirement and a prerequisite for obtaining customer orders. PRI, as the sole administrator of the Nadcap program, has the experience and resources in special process, AQMS certification and training. AVIC International, as the primary linking channel between the Chinese and international aerospace industries, has an advantage in market development, contract negotiation and other business services as part of aerospace manufacturing projects.