Airborne factory is a Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Approved Facility and we design and manufacture our
products from the ground up. Our quality control system
is CASA audited. Our approved QA manual was written
in house and we are told a benchmark for other aircraft
manufacturers. Our CASA approved product manuals,
including pilot operating handbooks, maintenance manuals
and illustrated parts catologues are produced and
published in house. Airborne was instrumental in helping
the USA FAA get their own Light Sport Standard up
and running. The Australian standard CAO95.32 was
written by Airborne and with only a change to the
title was adopted by CASA as their official standard
for the type. Our manuals can be viewed on our web
site at http://www.airborne.com.au/pages/manuals_ml.php
Load testing has been par for the course for Airborne since we started manufacturing aircraft in the mid 80's. The difference these days is we test to specific Civil Aviation standards for the various countries we trade with. We have gained certification in Australia, United Kingdom, the USA and we comply with French and German standards. This covers us for all other countries we sell to. All structural parts are load tested from complete wings and rolling vehicles to smaller components including wires and structural tubes.
The business operates using Visual Enterprise Software:
VISUAL is a Manufacturing Software - ERP
software solution which includes: inventory control,
purchasing, order management, shop floor control,
cost accounting, and a patented concurrent scheduler.
VISUAL's exclusive Manufacturing Window, a state-of-the-art
control panel, keeps us in tune with production activities,
inventory, costs, and resources. We designed our intranet
to interface with Visual. This allows us to monitor
any area of the business from any computer in house.
We can track customer orders, pull up working drawings
and easily maintain the information of our customers,
suppliers and more than 10,000 parts that go into
manufacturing our products.