Aspects of quality evaluation in aviation maintenance
This article deals with the review of the main parameters and assessment of a quality system. A quality assurance system and its management are of great importance to an aviation organization whether it is large or small. The final task of the quality system is to ensure the technical aircraft maintenance system at a high level of quality, to ensure airworthiness of the aircraft. In our days Total Quality Management (TQM), as a new philosophy, is gaining power in civil aviation. Seeking quality is vital for maintenance organization for such reasons as the survival of the organization and competitiveness in the market. TQM is directly connected with the ISO 9000:2000 series standard implementation and involves many other parameters such as the qualifications of personnel and training. As an instrument for control, an audit, done by themselves or by an outside company, is indicated.
First Published Online: 14 Oct 2010