Quality and certificates

The high quality of our products and services is a decisive factor not only when it comes to the satisfaction of our customers, but also in reinforcing our stable economic performance.

The success and competitive strength of our company is based first and foremost on the quality of our products and an optimised production management system.

In order to achieve our strategic goals, we rely on quality and environmental management systems certified in compliance with ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015. Beyond the scope of ISO 9001, we have implemented a total of 83 specific requirements of the AS/EN 9100 aviation standards which focus on the timeliness, quality and reliability of deliveries.

Implementing the requirements of quality and environmental standards into all of our company processes allows us to continuously improve. We use resources efficiently while increasing the competitive strength of our products. We are considerate to the environment in all of our business activities.

The functionality and efficiency of applying these quality and environmental management systems (QEMS) in První brněnská strojírna Velká Bíteš, a.s. is regularly checked by the LRQA certification authority, public bodies, the European Aviation Safety Agency, the Military Aviation Authority of the Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic and the State Quality Assurance Body. These groups of products are monitored and inspected by representatives of Germanischer Lloyd and Lloyd ́s Register based on the requirements of individual customers. 

První brněnská strojírna, a.s. Brno and PBS ENERGO, a.s. cooperate with representatives of Bureau Veritas, certification company, in assuring the functionality and efficiency of applying the respective quality and environmental management systems (QEMS). The Quality and Environment Policy document can be found here.

Guaranteeing and improving quality

We actively apply the principles of the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle (PDCA) in our activities with the aim of improving the quality of our processes and products.

The goal of our company is to continuously optimise our processes, reduce costs and efficiently utilise the required resources.

Within our quality assurance processes, we apply state-of-the-art methods for product quality planning (Advanced Product Quality Planning – APQP) and the management of processes and checks (Production Part Approval Process – PPAP).  

We emphasise the implementation of an efficient risk and opportunities management system.

Protection of the environment

Our business strategy focuses on the provision of products and services whose quality, reliability, performance and low environmental impact meet the requirements of both our customers and regulations.

Our goal is to maintain a production programme with a minimised environmental impact. That is why we implement measures which reduce the environmental impact of our activities.

We are committed to prevent pollution and to meet the relevant requirements of legal regulations as well as other requirements placed on our company.

We support the efficient use of natural resources and emphasise the protection of soil, air and water.

Aviation certificates

As manufacturers of civil as well as military aviation equipment, we hold all the necessary certificates for design, production and maintenance (DOA, POA, MOA) awarded by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the Civil Aviation Authority (ÚCL) and the Military Aviation Authority of the Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic.  

We are holders of TC and ETSO product certificates for auxiliary power units and turbine engines, within the scope of the certificate awarded by the DOA. PBS also holds military consent with regards to the use of products in military aviation in accordance with the requirements of EMAR 21. 

NADCAP accreditation

We regularly successfully pass the NADCAP accreditation for special processes relating to the non-destructive testing of products for both civil and military aviation.

These rules place stringent demands on all control processes, which must be secured by state-of-the-art equipment operated with highly qualified staff.