Supplier Quality Systems

The following outlines the requisites for supplier quality systems to control the manufacture of Bell Helicopter Textron (BHT) designed parts and includes the quality requirements outlined in civil and U.S. Government specifications. This section also recognizes the certification of quality systems to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9000 Quality Standards EN/AS/JISQ 9100. To become BHT approved, a supplier must demonstrate the ability to comply with applicable BHT Supplier Quality Requirements Manual-001 (SQRM-001) requirements as verified by an on-site audit of their quality system. BHT Design Engineering classifies parts to identify those requiring special emphasis during fabrication because of their application. This classification results in four types of parts:

  • Non-classified Parts
  • Primary Parts
  • Critical Parts
  • Flight Safety Parts