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Certifications in the Aerospace and Defence Sector

  • 02 Feb 2011
  • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • World Trade Centre Atlantic Canada

Certifications in the Aerospace and Defence Sector

Seminar  |  February 2, 2011  |  8:00 am to noon

Companies wishing to get to (or to stay at) the forefront of the design, manufacture, or support of product and services for aerospace and defence applications need to quickly decide which certifications are necessary to allow fruitful access to the supply chain. This presentation sets out some of the prominent standards and certifications available, why they are important, and how to achieve them. Related to this, CGP and ITAR requirements are discussed, as they often present additional complexity.

Facilitator: Anthony J. Goode
After a distinguished 30-year naval career, Tony Goode joined Litton Systems Canada (now L-3 Electronic Systems) in 1996, where he managed vehicle modernization, avionics engineering and eletronics manufacturing programs. In 2006 he retired, and joined CFN Consultants Atlantic, where he advises clients in the aerospace and defence sector on business development, business strategy and security. Tony is a frequent contributor to government and industry projects, and currently chairs the Shipbuilding and Marine Industries Council of the Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Nova Scotia.

Speaker: Steven Elder, P.Eng.
Steve Elder worked from 2006 until very recently as Director of Nova Scotia Operations for L-3 Electronics Systems, and is currently President of the Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Nova Scotia (ADIANS). At L-3, Steve was responsible for growth and execution of the business, and focused on manufacturing business development for air and land military applications. He has held leadership positions prior to that in the telecommunications sector, as General Manager of Exfo Corporation (telecom test equipment) and as Sparton of Canada's Director of Engineering and Senior Director of Business Development (aerospace and medical). Steve has published many articles on certification and standards, emerging technology management, and the leadership of high performance technical teams.

Case Study: MilAero Electronics Atlantic Inc.
MilAero manufactures wiring harnesses, cables and electrical enclosures such as control panels for defence, aerospace, and industrial use. Based in Halifax, MilAero is certified to ISO 9000 and achieved AS 9100 Aerospace certification in December 2010.

For more information, please contact:

Yuliya Vodyanytska, CITP, World Trade Centre Atlantic Canada
PO Box 955, 1800 Argyle Street, Halifax, NS B3J 2V9

T:   902-421-1302 et. 2270           F:   902-420-8308



Seminar Series Overview

Achieving professional certification means that your business meets a standard of quality that is recognized around the world. But it can be a challenge to navigate the process.

The NS Department of Economic and Rural Development and the World Trade Centre Atlantic Canada are hosting a
series of half-day seminars on understanding the certification process necessary for key markets and industries. We will cover process standards, quality management, and the benefits of becoming certified in your field.

In each seminar, a featured guest speaker will offer an informative presentation and walk participants through a case study of a local company's experience and success in becoming certified. A Q&A session will conclude each seminar.

Seminar schedule:

  • February 2, 2011: Certifications in the Aerospace and Defence Sector
  • March 2, 2011: Understanding Eco-labeling Certifications
  • March 9, 2011: Greening your supply chain - Environmental Management Certification

Seminar Cost:
$50.00 + HST

Click to register for the February 2 seminar today!

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