Press Release

The Federal Aviation Administration becomes ISO 9001 Registered

FARMINGDALE, NY (01-15-07): The Federal Aviation Administration has become the first federal agency to achieve ISO 9001:2000 certification.

On October 16, the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Aviation Safety organization was recognized as the first federal agency to achieve certification to the prestigious International Organization for Standardization "ISO 9001:2000" quality management standard of a single corporate management system that covers multiple services, including national and international sites encompassing 6,462 employees.

The Aviation Safety organization began working toward ISO 9001:2000 registration in 2001 and now operates under a Quality Management System (QMS) that provides consistent, standardized processes that assure continual improvement, value employee contributions, and respond to changes in the industry.

"EtQ is very excited to see one of our customers achieve such a milestone," says Glenn McCarty, CEO of EtQ. "The FAA's implementation of EtQ and subsequent certification to ISO 9001:2000 is a true testament to how standards such as ISO 9001 are important to service agencies in the public sector. Agencies like the FAA are operating their organization with the same quality standards as most private sector businesses, and are experiencing great results."

As a global leader in aviation safety, the FAA is operating like an integrated business to ensure that each FAA safety office around the world provides consistent service and products to customers. It is vital that the government's aviation safety business is held to the same high standards as those it regulates.

ISO is the world's largest developer of voluntary international standards with a current portfolio of more than 16,200. The ISO 9000 family of standards makes a positive difference, not just to engineers and manufacturers, but to regulators, consumers and end users, by targeting quality management. For more information on ISO, go to www.iso.org.

For the Federal Aviation Administration's full release, please go to: http://www.faa.gov/news/fact_sheets/news_story.cfm?newsId=7437

About EtQ

EtQ is the leading Enterprise Quality and Compliance Management Software for identifying, mitigating, and preventing high-risk events through integration, automation, and collaboration. EtQ uses best-in-class, integrated modules and enterprise application integration to manage and measure quality and compliance processes and execute organizational change. Key modules within the product include: Document Control, CAPA (Corrective and Preventive Action), Audit Software, Complaint Handling, Risk Management, Change Management, Employee Training, Project Management, Nonconforming Materials, Enterprise Reporting, and more than 20 additional compliance-oriented modules. With its world-class flexible workflow, collaborative platform, EtQ has developed a unique niche to support enterprises involved in various compliance management initiatives such as; cGxP (FDA), ISO 13485, ISO 9001:2008, ISO/TS 16949, ISO 14001, ISO 22000, AS 9001, TL 9000, OHSAS 18001, RoHS, Sarbanes-Oxley, HACCP, SQF and similar standards for compliance and regulatory management. EtQ has been providing compliance solutions to a variety of markets for over 15 years.

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Brenda Percy
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