The first eQuaLified industry-managed certificate of qualification for pyrometry calibration has been issued to John Cox of Trescal Ltd. in the U.K. Cox, who is Nadcap calibration manager, achieved Pyrometry Calibration & Test Technician status after successfully passing the eQuaLified examination of the same name. Trescal provides calibration services to a number of aerospace companies, including the UTC Aerospace Systems site in Wolverhampton, U.K.

eQuaLified is a global industry-managed system for qualifying special process aerospace personnel. eQuaLified leverages the combined knowledge of aerospace industry experts to develop and maintain special process Bodies of Knowledge (baseline knowledge and experience required to be considered competent for a target position) and examinations, which form the desired global aerospace industry standard for special process activities. eQuaLified has been created to address two major workforce challenges facing the aerospace industry: global skills crisis and succession planning; and ability to assess the special process skills of a global workforce to ensure consistent, high standards can be sustained.