Press Release

The Federal Aviation Administration Selects EtQ for their Quality Management System

FARMINGDALE, NY (11-26-05): EtQ, Inc. has announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has selected EtQ's Quality Management System to help achieve compliance for its quality and compliance initiatives.

After an extensive review, the FAA chose EtQ's Web-browser-based software system for its ability to manage and track all quality-related issues within its organization. As a result, the FAA's Logistics and Flight Standards groups have moved from a paper-based, manual system to a completely automated, Web-based system. This move allows for stricter compliance to all company initiatives and overall improved productivity.

The aviation industry is becoming more and more complex. With more carriers, outsourced maintenance and more types of airplanes from more manufacturers, the need for the FAA to have an automated system to manage quality and compliance has become increasingly important. The FAA had a simple goal- make it understandable, and make it powerful. EtQ's integrated system allowed them to build a quality system that isn't just a series of individual processes, but a fully integrated system that allows the FAA to tie processes together, standardize processes across multiple facilities and make for increased availability of information across the organization.

EtQ's Quality Management System is a fully configurable, Web-based system that allows for the management and tracking of all quality and compliance initiatives such as Document Control, Corrective Action, Audits, Complaints Handling, Nonconformance, Training and many more. EtQ's software solutions are designed on the premise that companies have unique needs and are best served by a product that can capture the business process, rules and information to automate its procedures and one that can be easily configured, without programming.

EtQ is pleased to have the FAA join its growing customer base, which has soared to more than 300,000 users and 700 installations worldwide and includes some of the top Fortune 100 companies.

About the Federal Aviation Administration

The Federal Aviation Act of 1958 created the agency under the name Federal Aviation Agency. In 1967, the FAA became a part of the Department of Transportation, whereby it took the name Federal Aviation Administration. Its major roles include: regulating civil aviation to promote safety; encouraging and developing civil aeronautics, including new aviation technology; developing and operating a system of air traffic control and navigation for both civil and military aircraft; researching and developing the National Airspace System and civil aeronautics; developing and carrying out programs to control aircraft noise and other environmental effects of civil aviation; and regulating U.S. commercial space transportation.

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.

For more information about EtQ, please visit www.etq.com, or to schedule a virtual demo, contact EtQ Inc., at 800-354-4476 or 516-293-0949, or e-mail us at info@etq.com.

EtQ is a trademark of EtQ Management Consultants, Inc. All other product names and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

Press Contact:

Brenda Percy
bpercy@etq.com