Press Release

TCS Awarded AS 9100: Rev B Certification for Airframe Structural Design

 

Bangalore, 8th February, 2007

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has been certified with AS 9100: Rev B for design and development of airframe structures, the first Indian company to gain this certification. While the certification gives recognition to TCS as a quality supplier to Aerospace Industry, it also provides our customers with the benefits of best- in-class solutions and reduced cost of quality.

The certification ensures reduced cost of quality due to reduced number of 2nd and 3rd party audits, and demonstrates TCS’ process oriented thinking along with commitment to provide value. The scope of the certificate covers - design and development of airframe structures, provision for engineering services/analysis, technical publications and manufacturing support; along with design, development/ maintenance of support software. The audits covered aerospace projects, support groups and management functions in Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore.

Regu Ayyaswamy, Global Head of Engineering and Industrial Services unit at TCS, said, “The Aerospace industry practice is a strategic industry vertical for TCS’ EIS business unit and this certification is one of the key enablers in achieving its vision of establishing itself as a premier global partner to Aerospace OEMs.”

Mr. R.A.Venkitachalam, MD, Underwriters Laboratories (UL) India, congratulated TCS for the achievement and said, “TCS has achieved one of the highest ratings for the various audits conducted. The certification affirms TCS’ commitment to provide value to its customers through top quality solutions in the aerospace domain. Aerospace products are complex and saddled with customer expectations for reliability and safety over extended periods of time. Increasing emphasis on quality and reliability has generated the need for continual improvement. Through this certification, TCS has been able to meet these exacting requirements that approach near perfection.”

About AS 9100: Rev B Standard:

AS9100: Rev B is a Quality Management System designed specifically for the Aerospace industry, which is, based around ISO 9001:2000 standard and has been developed by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). This model supplements ISO 9001 by addressing the additional requirements required to address the aviation safety concerns and compliance to regulatory requirements.

AS 9100: Rev B is being implemented across international aerospace industry by International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG). IAQG has been established for the purpose of achieving significant improvements in quality and safety, and reductions in cost, through out the value stream within the aerospace industry. This organization includes representation from aerospace companies in the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe.

About Tata Consultancy Services

Tata Consultancy Services Limited (TCS) is the world leading information technology consulting, services, business process outsourcing, and engineering services organization that envisioned and pioneered the adoption of the flexible global business practices that today enable companies to operate more efficiently and produce more value. TCS achieved this by creating and perfecting a unique method of global deployment and delivery of high quality, high value services and products in IT consulting and business process outsourcing. Known as the “Global Delivery Model,” this strategic services delivery concept has reshaped the IT services industry.

More than 95% of TCS customers reward the company's reliability, passion, creativity, and unique ability to handle the broadest range of their IT needs by continually extending and deepening their partnerships with TCS. With over 83,000 of the world's best trained IT consultants located in 35 countries, TCS is uniquely positioned to deliver its flexible world- class services seamlessly to any location. TCS reported consolidated revenues of $2.97 billion (U.S.) in the fiscal year 2005-2006. The company is listed on the National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange in India. For more information: www.tcs.com

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