The certification lauds Infosys capabilities in predictable processes and skilled people
Bangalore, March 30, 2005
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."
Infosys has a practice unit focused on developing and offering engineering and IT solutions to Aerospace and Defense corporations. 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." he added. "The certification assures our clients of our ability to manage the right process infrastructure and helps them achieve quantum improvements in all aspects of the aerospace project lifecycle."
Infosys works with major Aerospace companies across the world, designing and developing complex aero structure & aero engine components and helping the clients towards airworthiness certification of these components. Due to the longevity of the product lifecycle, the aerospace industry emphasizes safety and reliability, which mandates a very high quality of services. The AS/EN9100 quality standard caters to the exclusive needs of the Aerospace Industry. It emphasizes 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, a world leader in consulting and information technology services, partners with Global 2000 companies to provide business consulting, systems integration, application development and product engineering services. Through these services, Infosys enables its clients to fully exploit technology for business transformation. Clients leverage Infosys' Global Delivery Model to achieve higher quality, rapid time-to-market and cost-effective solutions. Infosys has over 35,000 employees in over 30 offices worldwide. For more information visit www.infosys.com.
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