The Elite Helicopter journey to ISO 9001 certification

7 December 2020 | In this article, we take a look at Elite Helicopters - a new client beginning their journey towards a certified quality management system.

Elite Helicopters

Elite Aviation Group is one of Queensland’s premier helicopter operators with over 40 years’ worth of experience in SEQ. Its main base is located at Archerfield Airport.

Its has an extensive fleet of helicopters such as the Airbus AS350/H125, Airbus EC130/120, Bell 206 Longranger, Robinson R44 and R22. Elite's work portfolio includes bespoke private charters, winery and resort tours, aerial filming, lifting services, and  firefighting. The group is now in the process of implementing a quality management system based on ISO 9001.

The journey to ISO 9001

Michael Foley, CEO states:

"The Elite Aviation Group aims to obtain ISO 9001 certification to strengthen and build recognition as quality helicopter service providers in South East Queensland. The business has seen significant growth in the last year, and we believe that with the implementation of a Quality Management System we can really focus on achieving better internal management with a focus on streamlining business practices and procedures".

Elite has chosen Qudos3 IMS software to support the development, imation and maintenance of its quality management system. It's always especially satisfying when a key user with one client moves to a new role elsewhere and orders Qudos3 again.

Rebecca Lane, Elite's Administration and Compliance Officer is clearly a big fan. She had this to say:

"Having worked with Qudos3 before, I knew that the software had all of the right tools and modules to host our ISO 9001 Quality management system. For me, the best feature of Qudos3 Software is it can be fully tailored and customized to the size, activities and processes of your business".

We will follow the Elite Helicopter journey to ISO 9001 quality management certification with keen interest.

A helping hand to develop or update your management system

Qudos professional consultancy services will help you achieve your compliance management objectives. If you are looking to develop or update your quality, safety, environmental, or information security management system, we are pleased to help. We can also assist you with any questions you have on the certification process and help you to choose a suitable and accredited certification body. Contact us now to discuss your needs.