AMS and Lockheed-Martin jointly engage in preventive practices

Chesterland, OH -- In an “End Item Acceptance Delegation Letter” to AMS, Lockheed-Martin Aeronautics has granted the repair depot the ability to “self-release” Lockheed-Martin parts repaired and overhauled by AMS. AMS received the letter because the Ohio-based company has exhibited a high-level of quality performance while servicing military aircraft components for Lockheed-Martin, which boosted confidence in AMS, so product oversight could be voluntarily modified. 

Significantly contributing to the new “self-release” status is the fact that AMS has been in compliance with AS9110 requirements since August of 2013. 

Because AMS is operating with the appropriate processes and procedures defined by their Quality program, Lockheed-Martin is now modifying its oversight of AMS. AMS capabilities for Lockheed-Martin aircraft components include actuators, instruments, valves, meters, fuel system components, motors, pistons, servomechanisms, power plants, environmental controls, indicators, amplifiers, radio, radar, hydraulics and other mechanical components found in Lockheed transports (e.g., C-130) and fighters (e.g., F-16). 

The letter is a method whereby AMS and Lockheed-Martin can jointly engage in preventive practices aimed at reducing both product risk and process disruption. Lockheed-Martin Aeronautics representatives will still continue to perform surveys and process validation activities. 

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