Quartz Mountain Aerospace accomplished one of its many goals on Thursday, March 20, by receiving the Standard Air-Worthiness (AW) Ticket that was issued by the FAA for the 1st Production Airplane. The term ‘Air-Worthiness,’ simply means that the FAA has reviewed all the necessary paperwork, checked all systems and procedures, and determined that the aircraft is now conformed and that all standards have been met. With the AW Ticket, Quartz Mountain Aerospace is now authorized to deliver this aircraft to a paying customer.
Mark Arciero, Quartz Mountain Aerospace CEO, expresses his appreciation. “This is a huge milestone for QMA. We have worked very hard to obtain this AW. This is only one of many milestones that are to come for QMA. We are looking at two more aircraft to receive AWs soon,” Arciero said.
The FAA District audit team has been at QMA auditing the company’s systems and procedures as part of the application process for the FAA Production Certificate. In the next step, the FAA District Audit Team will submit a repport with its audit results to the production Certifcate Board (PCB). The PCB will then schedule its own audit. Upon completion of a successful PCB audit, QMA will receive the production certificate.
“We’ve had a successful audit from the offices of Oklahoma City and Fort Worth, Arciero said. “We look forward to the PC Board’s audit in late April.”