SNC Celebrates Five Years of Perfect FAA Audit Scores

SPARKS, Nev., December 12, 2016 – Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) Centennial, Colorado, operations team recently received a perfect score on its Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Manufacturing Inspection District Offices (MIDO) audit, marking an industry rarity: more than five consecutive years with zero findings or observations. The aviation, technology and integration systems company also earned a perfect score on its recent repair station audit, placing it among few companies ever to have earned an impeccable record of such duration.

“Our entire airworthiness system has undergone thorough FAA examination in recent weeks and these perfect records are a testament to the Centennial team’s outstanding knowledge, systems and level of execution,” said Fatih Ozmen, owner and CEO of SNC. “They have achieved an unprecedented feat with this most recent pair of perfect scores – more than five years without a single FAA finding, observation or letter of correction for PMA, Repair Station and Designee systems – something each team member and the company as a whole should take great pride in.”

SNC’s recent audit consisted of FAA Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) including inspection of back shop production, receiving, supplier and material control, record keeping, data control and PMA management. The FAA Designee performed FAA Conformity Inspection, Domestic 8130-3 Approvals, Airworthiness Certification, and review of training, templates and record keeping, with ODA Inspection Unit Member (IUM) oversight.

“Aviation systems have been a cornerstone of SNC for more than 50 years and our audit record is a prestigious example of our commitment to quality, safety and superior products,” added Ozmen. “I would like to extend special congratulations to our stellar Centennial operations team for once again going above and beyond. Our FAA designees greatly improve flexibility, cost, and schedule when working on FAA programs, and these superior ratings allow our customers and partners to operate with a sense of security that can’t be replicated. It is invaluable both to our company and to all those we work with worldwide.”

About Sierra Nevada Corporation
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) provides customer-focused technology solutions in the areas of aerospace, aviation, electronics and systems integration. SNC has been honored as one of “The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Space,” and one of America’s fastest growing companies. SNC’s diverse technologies are used in applications including telemedicine, navigation and guidance systems, threat detection and security, commercial aviation, scientific research and infrastructure protection. Founded in 1963 and headquartered in Sparks, Nevada, SNC operates under the leadership of owners, CEO Fatih Ozmen and President Eren Ozmen, with a workforce of nearly 3,000 personnel in 34 locations in 19 U.S. states, England, Germany and Turkey providing global support to customers.

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