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API is the first in India to have NADCAP approval for Chemical Processing, NDT and Shot Peening.

ABangalore, India, May 10, 2010 – Aerospace Processing India (API) today announced that it is the first company in India to get NADCAP certification for Chemical Processing, NDT and Shot Peening. The company is also the first to get Boeing and Airbus approvals on the same.

Established by Magellan Aerospace Limited and QuEST Global, API is an independent operating company that provides approved aerospace treatments that are not readily available in India. Its fully integrated and scalable facility has been operational from Jan 2009.

NADCAP accreditation is becoming widely accepted as the standard in the worldwide aerospace industry. By manufacturing in accordance with NADCAP approved processes, API assures its customers around the globe they are purchasing materials produced and tested to the highest standards set by the industry.

Commenting on the certification, Aravind Melligeri, Co-Founder and Chairman, QuEST Global, said, “NADCAP accreditation is another big step in validating our processing capabilities and confirms our dedication to providing the highest quality to our customers. The requirements are rigorous and we are proud of this accomplishment as API was working over last 12 months in a dedicated fashion to achieve these approvals. We congratulate API team and thank our customers, like SAAB, Goodrich, Eaton and Liebherr for supporting the approval process. The certification will put us in a position to sustain existing business and grow in new and larger opportunities.”

Konrad Hahnelt, Vice President of Magellan Aerospace Limited said “We have made considerable progress in a relatively short time period in order to achieve this milestone. Also getting the approval from Airbus & Boeing at the same time clearly reflects our management’s vision and understanding of the aerospace industry.”

The facility which was opened in Jan 2009, is now certified in aluminum, titanium and stainless steel components for aero-structure and aero-engine components. API has invested in capabilities, which would enable fulfilling the demand for sourcing fully finished parts from India.

“API provides a much needed, standalone third party metal finishing treatment, services in India. Airbus is proud to have supported API and to have helped enhance the local aerospace industry,” said Dr. Srinivasan Dwarakanath, Airbus Director International Cooperation.

About NADCAP
Nadcap (formerly NADCAP, the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program) is a global cooperative standards-setting program for aerospace engineering, defense and related in dustries. Nadcap program as a part of PRI (Performance Review Institute) was created in 1990 by the Society of Automotive Engineers and is headquartered in Warrendale, Pennsylvania.Nadcap’s membership o f “prime contractors” convenes to coordinate industry-wide standards for special processes and pro ducts. PRI’s mission is to “provide international, unbiased, independent manufacturing process and p roduct assessments and certification services for the purpose of adding value, reducing total cost, an d facilitating relationships between primes (OEM’s & Tier 1’s) and suppliers.
About Magellan
Magellan Aerospace Corporation is a leading global supplier of technologically advanced aerospace systems and components. It is one of the most integrated and comprehensive aerospace industry suppliers in the world. Magellan produces repair and overhaul (R&O), test, and aftermarket support services for a variety of engines, and engine structural components.
About QuEST Global
QuEST Global is a leading provider of diversified engineering services and manufacturing. The company helps customers in the aerospace, consumer electronics, healthcare, industrial products, marine, nuclear engineering, oil & gas, power generation, and transportation verticals to cut product development costs, shorten lead times, extend capacity and maximize engineering resources availability by providing support across the complete product life cycle from design and modeling through analysis, prototyping, automation, data documentation, instrumentation and controls, embedded systems development, manufacturing support, vendor management, and in-house precision machining. Through our Global Product Development framework and our on-site/offshore/ on-shore models, we leverage our local presence and global reach to support globalization initiatives for our customers. QuEST Global employs over 1700 professionals and has delivery centers in India, USA, Italy, Japan, Germany, France and footprints in UK and Spain.
About Aerospace Processing India Pvt. Ltd. (API)
Aerospace Processing India Pvt. Ltd. (API) is an independent third party facility established as a joint venture between Magellan Aerospace Corporation and QuEST Global to provide approved aerospace surface treatments that are not readily available in India. The fully integrated, scalable facility at Belgaum has been operational from Q1 2009. This is the first and only third party facility to be approved by Boeing in India and plan for approval from Airbus & other OEMs. For more information please visit: www.api-in.com