In BSC's effort to maintain ISO 9001:2008 certification, an
extensive recertification audit was conducted on January 27th and
28th of 2011. The auditor found no nonconformities and, once again,
BSC was recommended for continued certification.
Last year, in an effort to clarify the standard's intent, ISO
9001:2000 was revised and upgraded by an international team to ISO 9001:2008. On
January 15, 2010, BSC's annual surveillance audit included extensive review to
ensure BSC's quality management system met requirements of the upgraded
standard. The auditor found no nonconformities and recommended BSC for continued
certification under the ISO 9001 program.
Blue Skies Consulting, LLC, recently earned re-certification under ISO
9001:2000 by Orion Registrar, Inc. The certification applies to Blue Skiesí
quality management system for its aerial photography services for mapping and
surveying applications including primary data acquisition, systems integration,
and high-resolution film scanning.
Founded in 1947, the International Organization
for Standardization (ISO) is a network of national standards institutes
from more than 140 countries that work in partnership with international
organizations, governments, industry, business, and consumer representatives
to create international standards for business practices. The expressed
purpose of ISO is to facilitate international trade by providing a single set
of standards that people everywhere recognize and respect. The ISO 9001:2000
standard, one of several standards for which ISO is responsible, specifies
requirements for an organizationís quality management system. It emphasizes
meeting customer requirements and achieving customer satisfaction. It also
requires that a company evaluate the effectiveness and suitability of its
quality management system and that it implement systemic improvements
on an on-going basis.
Blue Skies participated in a year-long course on ISO 9001:2000 sponsored by
the New Mexico Economic Development
Department, Honeywell, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Sandia National
Laboratories in 2003. Blue Skies became registered as an ISO 9001:2000-certified
company on September 2, 2005.
Blue Skies is a woman-owned small business located at
Belenís Alexander Airport. The company
specializes in aerial data acquisition for remote sensing applications, and
its personnel have over 50 years experience on projects throughout the United
States and in Mexico, the Caribbean, and South America. Its emphasis on
quality assurance and client satisfaction has led to exceptional corporate
growth over its ten-year history.
Blue Skies was named the U.S. Department of
Agricultureís 2003 Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year and is
registered as a
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise with the New Mexico Department of
Transportationís Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program and the New Mexico
Unified Certification Program.