AS9100D/ISO9001:2015 Certification

Essex Industries has received notification from BSI that its AS9100D/ISO9001:2015 accreditation has been approved.  This certification will be in effect until February 27, 2020, contingent upon successful completion of annual surveillance audits.

AS9100D is a quality management standard for organizations that design and manufacture products for the aerospace industry including parts, components and assemblies.  ISO9001 is an international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system, or QMS.

This certification applies to all four Essex facilities and covers Platform Controls, Aircraft Components, Liquid Oxygen Equipment and Emergency Breathing Equipment.

We’re Moving!

 

Within the next few months, Essex operations at the Carr Lane Court location will be relocating to our Chivvis facility.  This consolidation project includes a complete facility upgrade with state-of-the-art manufacturing along with a major investment in new equipment.

Preparations for this event have been underway for months to ensure that no changes or delays in service, production or shipping occur during the transition.

Once the move occurs, our manufacturing and support staff currently at Carr Lane Court will be located at 8007 Chivvis Drive, Saint Louis, MO 63123.

Essex corporate offices will remain at 7700 Gravois and we will continue our manufacturing operations at the Sunnen facility.

Updates will be posted on our website, LinkedIn and Facebook pages, so check back for the latest information.

Essex Industries selected by Airbus as approved Supplier for PBEs

Essex Industries has been selected as an approved supplier of Protective Breathing Equipment (PBE) for the Airbus series of commercial airliners including the newest A320 NEO single-aisle aircraft.
With this approval, Essex PBE products are now included in the Airbus Seller-Furnished Equipment (SFE) Options Catalog, which allows customers to select and specify Essex PBEs as standard equipment onboard as-delivered aircraft.

The Essex PBE provides crewmembers with ocular, head and respiratory protection during emergency conditions in an aircraft cabin. A minimum of 15 minutes of protection is provided to the wearer, as aviator’s grade oxygen is released into the unit.  Its unique design provides 270° of visibility and eliminates the need for an oral/nasal mask so that crewmembers can communicate while wearing the unit. The PBE holds FAA TSO-C116 and TSO-C99 approvals as well as CAA, EASA, CAAC and ANAC approvals. Recognized for their safe design, Essex PBE units are installed in the majority of U.S. airlines and a number of carriers throughout the world.

Essex Receives Silver Boeing Performance Excellence Award

Essex Industries is proud to announce that it has received a 2016 Silver level Boeing Performance Excellence Award for its Carr Lane Court facility, which supplies Protective Breathing Equipment (PBE) to Boeing for all of their commercial aircraft.

The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance.   Essex maintained a Silver composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance period, from October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016.

Essex is one of only 402 suppliers to receive the Silver level of recognition for 2016.

New PBE Training Video from Essex

Essex Industries has released a new training video on the PBE (Protective Breathing Equipment) which covers the inspection, donning and wearing of the unit.  Safety features of the PBE are also highlighted.

To view this video, click here.

The Essex PBE provides crewmembers with ocular, head and respiratory protection during emergency conditions in an aircraft cabin.   A minimum of 15 minutes of protection is provided to the wearer, as aviator’s grade oxygen is released into the unit.  Its unique design provides 270° of visibility and eliminates the need for an oral/nasal mask so that crewmembers can communicate while wearing the unit. The PBE holds FAA TSO-C116 and TSO-C99 approvals as well as CAA, EASA, CAAC and ANAC approvals.  Recognized for their safe design, Essex PBE units are installed in the majority of U.S. airlines and a number of carriers throughout the world.

Boeing Excellence in Advocacy Award

Essex Industries is proud to announce that it has received a Boeing Excellence in Advocacy Award for 2016. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance in government outreach activities to help government policymakers better understand aerospace issues and promote legislation that support aerospace companies.

“Our supplier network is one of Boeing’s greatest competitive advantages when it comes to advocating for our shared interests,” said Kent Fisher, Boeing’s leader for enterprise Supplier Management. “Suppliers like Essex Industries represent a critical business voice to help decision makers understand the incredible impact that the aerospace industry has on their economies, employment and communities.”