Column: Emerging Sectors: Using ISO 9001 To Make Our Skies Safer

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The Transportation Security Research, Engineering and Development Division (known as AAR-500), an organization within the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation, recently achieved ISO 9001:2000 registration of its quality management system (QMS).

One responsibility of the division is to certify explosive detection is to certify explosion detection systems (EDSs) used in airports and by other transit sectors to screen for explosives. The division has the only laboratory in the world where EDS certification testing is performed prior to system deployment. The scope of the ISO 9001:2000 registration includes the core processes of the EDS certification …

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