Thomas Instrument operates under an AS9100 certified quality management system that is openly audited by customers quarterly and by our assigned AS9100 registrar on a semi-annual basis.
In 2013, the FAA certified Thomas Instrument as a Repair Station. Thomas Instrument is approved for maintenance, overhaul and repair of Accessories and Non-destructive testing. Our Air Agency Certificate number is 9TIR086C.
Our commitment to product and process quality is our highest priority. Critical contributors include our customer focused culture and high performance personnel, training programs, quality vendors, facilities and equipment, and a lead by example approach to work in progress. Mechanical inspection personnel utilize six Zeiss Coordinate Measuring Machines with a full complement of supporting metrological equipment. These units offer dimensional data acquisition for production verification, First Article Testing (FAT), and engineering support. We host mechanical inspection in atmospherically controlled laboratories and default to a zero defect sampling plan unless otherwise specified by contract. In addition, Thomas Instrument has in-house Non-destructive testing (NDT) facilities and Metallurgical Lab wherein we confirm the quality of heat treat processes and verify mechanical properties of material throughout production.