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 Quality, EHS, Operational Risk and Compliance management software provider for identifying, mitigating and preventing high-risk events through integration, automation and collaboration. At the core of EtQ’s framework is a compliance management platform that enables organizations to implement best-in-class compliance processes configured to meet their existing processes, create new compliance processes and automate and control their compliance ecosystem. EtQ’s product lineup includes Reliance™ for enterprise organizations and Verse Solutions™ for mid-sized businesses. EtQ was founded in 1992 and has main offices located in the U.S. and Europe. To learn more about EtQ and its various product offerings, visit www.etq.com or blog.etq.com.

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.

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