Frequently Asked Questions

What is Nadcap?

Nadcap, short for National Aerospace & Defense Contractors Accreditation Program, was initially conceived by the Department of Defense as a means to control cost and ensure consistent aerospace product and process quality. During the early 90′s, many of the large primes, carried the program forward. Today virtually every aerospace prime and their major suppliers across the globe mandate Nadcap accreditation as a condition of doing business with them.

Nadcap process assessment and certification ensures that all requirements are identified, documented and recorded prior to starting any order. Furthermore it assures that critical aerospace part processing, inspection and testing are conducted per documented procedures, and essential data recorded, per specification and PO . This is done by performing rigorous and in-depth job audits following parts from receiving through final inspection.

For further information on Nadcap, refer to their website www.pri-network.org