Causeway Aero, an aerospace supplier based in Lisburn, Ireland has received EASA Part 21G accreditation, which enables the company to manufacture aircraft parts and appliances that will be directly installed onto aircraft. Northern Ireland is a strong aircraft interiors sector supply chain hub, and this approval gives Causeway Aero the same accreditation as other local suppliers, including Thompson Aero Seating, Collins Aerospace and Bombardier.
“We’ve invested heavily in our new manufacturing and assembly facility at Lissue – in Lisburn, in people, systems, R&D and innovation, and this accreditation means that our Seats & Interiors’ Division, formed to meet the growing demand of the industry, can get on with the work at hand and deliver for our customers,” stated Michael Rice, CEO of Causeway Aero.
According to Rice, this approval also enables a “massive scale-up” for its interiors division to deliver galleys, composite closets, wardrobes and overhead bins, as well as wall and roofing panels, and seating.
“Our Lissue facility is now actively producing seats, closets, class dividers and dog boxes at present, and we are currently speaking with multiple customers who have composite interiors requirements. Alongside this we have recently developed a new galley build concept reducing build recycle times, customer lead times and assembly costs. This gives us a very unique selling proposition,” added Rice.
Causeway Aero has also received AS9100 Rev D multisite accreditation, for its site in Bristol as well as Lisburn. AS9100 is a quality management standard (QMS) designed specifically for the aviation, space and defence industries. The accreditation promotes continuous improvement in the aerospace supply chain and is intended to ensure processes are accurate and consistent.
Rice continued, “These two approvals cover two different scopes of work and include our recently acquired Race Completions site in Bristol, as well as here in Lisburn. Both sites are now covered with both approvals.”