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Marshall Slingsby Advanced Composites awarded NADCAP accreditation

Posted 16 May 2022

Marshall Slingsby Advanced Composites (MSAC) have received their National Aerospace and Defence Contractors Accreditation (NADCAP) from the Composites Task Group following a very successful initial audit in Q1 of 2022.

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NADCAP is a prestigious accreditation, of which there are less than 10 in the UK, for aerospace engineering, defence and related industries.

“Composites NADCAP Accreditation marks a significant milestone in the Advanced Composites journey of continuous improvement & targeted growth, demonstrating the drive and investment MSAC have to improve the business and for MSAC to be a leader in the field of Composite Manufacture.

Throughout the Audit, it was evident the pride all staff had in delivering and continuing to deliver complex composite solutions.”, commented Andy Cowton, Head of Quality - Marshall Slingsby Advanced Composites (MSAC).

NADCAP is an industry-managed approach to conformity assessment that brings together technical experts from both industry and government to establish requirements for accreditation, accredit suppliers and define operational programme requirements. This results in a standardised approach to quality assurance and a reduction in redundant auditing throughout the aerospace industry.
“Our teams have worked very hard over the last 12-18 months to make this a reality and have developed procedures and instructions which are world class. Production teams have increased and developed manufacturing processes and  understanding to class leading standards and we will continue to deliver complex composite solutions with pride”, commented Carl Morse, Managing Director of Marshall Slingsby Advanced Composites (MSAC).

Being a holder of a NADCAP accreditation allows Marshall to hold a seat and be a voting member on the NADCAP Management Council (NMC). The role of the NMC members is to speak for the needs of the global aerospace industry and their organisations in promoting teamwork, facilitating consensus, focusing on quality, and ensuring the Nadcap holds its values of the award, as well as the defence and engineering industry as a whole.

With this seat, Marshall Slingsby can help shape and develop excellent quality and care in the aerospace industry by holding advanced composites to the highest standards possible.

“For MSAC to achieve this NADCAP accreditation is a really huge step and shows their commitment to excellence and continued desire to be the best for their customers. Straight Aero was proud to partner both directly with MSAC and via Sharing in Growth to support their success.” said Stanley Revers, Straight Aero Engineering Limited.



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