Solar Atmospheres Preferred Aerospace Supplier

Preferred Boeing Supplier

September 23, 2020 – In August, 2020, Solar Atmospheres of Western Pennsylvania (SAWPA) participated in a Boeing Supplier Assessment. The on-site, preventative engagement resulted in zero findings and Solar, once again, achieving preferred status for Heat Treating, Hardness, and Non-Destructive Liquid Penetrant Testing.

Notably, SAWPA added a state-of-the-art metallurgy lab, since Boeing’s last visit, and will be seeking D1-4426 approval for process codes 802 and 803 by end of 2020.

Quality Manager, Melissa Gruszka states, “Adding a full-time metallurgist, technicians, and in-house lab capabilities gives us many significant advantages. We can provide more expertise, better quality, and shorter lead times; enabling us to better serve Boeing and all others.”

Approved Scope Highlights:

  • BAC 5613, 5616, 5617, 5619, AMS 2774, HP1-25, DPS6.33, MIL-H-81200, AMS-H-81200 [Heat Treatment of Alloy Steels, Corrosion Resistant Steel, Nickel-Cobalt Base Alloy, Wrought Nickel Alloy & Cobalt Alloy Parts, Titanium & Titanium Alloys]
  • BAC 5423, BSS 7039, ASTM-E-1417, HP6-13 [Penetrant, Liquid Penetrant, Fluorescent]
  • AWS C3.6 [Furnace Brazing]

For additional information about Solar Atmospheres of Western PA, contact Mike Johnson at 866.982.0660, ext. 2223, or