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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Andrews Space Receives AS9100B Certification for Quality Management

SEATTLE, Jan. 15, 2008 -- Andrews Space, Inc., an affordable integrator of aerospace systems and a developer of advanced space technologies, today announced it received AS9100B certification by Perry Johnson Registrars, Inc. for comprehensive aerospace systems engineering, design and analysis, development, rapid prototyping, integration, and program management.

AS9100 certification is an internationally recognized aerospace sector standard and is reserved only for companies committed to providing excellent customer service, continual improvement, and outstanding product quality. The standard embodies the complete text of ISO 9001:2000.

"This certification is an important milestone for our company's continued success, and demonstrates Andrews' commitment to serving our aerospace customers," said Jason Andrews, President of Andrews Space. "It places Andrews on par with the best quality practices in the aerospace industry."

Andrews has experienced significant growth and profitability since its founding in 1999. Andrews now has offices in Alabama, California, Colorado, Texas, and Utah.

In 2007, Andrews acquired Automated Controlled Environments Incorporated (ACEi), a California-based company that develops fault-tolerant aerospace avionics and advanced control systems. This acquisition makes Andrews a leader in advanced aerospace avionics, robotics, and systems engineering and integration.

Marian Joh, Andrews CEO, said, "We offer outstanding hardware testing and production resources to the industry. Our Andrews Rapid Prototyping Laboratory (ARPL) near Seattle's Boeing field houses Andrews' software and avionics integration, cryogenic test facilities, fabrication machine shop, and hardware integration and test facilities. Our acquisition makes Andrews a leader in advanced aerospace avionics, robotics, and systems engineering and integration."

About Andrews Space, Inc.

Andrews Space, Inc. (Andrews) is a privately held business founded in 1999 to be a catalyst in the commercialization and development of space. Andrews' customers include NASA and the Department of Defense, as well as aerospace prime contractors. Andrews is currently engaged in several launch vehicle and spacecraft development efforts in both the prime and subcontractor role. To learn more, please visit

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