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AMPAC-ISP Europe Achieves AS9100 Rev.C Certification on First Audit

DUBLIN, Feb. 3, 2012  /PRNewswire/ -- AMPAC-ISP CORP. (AMPAC-ISP), American Pacific Corporation's (NASDAQ: APFC) wholly-owned in-space propulsion subsidiary, reported that its European operations, AMPAC-ISP Europe, has received Aerospace Standard 9100 Rev. C (AS9100C) certification on its first audit.

AMPAC-ISP Europe operates three sites, Dublin (Ireland) and Westcott and Cheltenham (UK), with a focus on highly engineered propulsion systems and components.  The successful audit included all three facilities.

The Aerospace Standards (AS) is a series of specific standards based on the ISO 9001 standard, a stringent quality management standard for systems and processes.  Developed by the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG), the AS Standards provide international consistency and address the specific regulatory, safety and reliability requirements demanded by the aerospace sector.  AS9100C is the latest Quality Management System standard, for Aviation, Space and Defense organizations, with an increased focus on program and risk management, intensive supply chain management controls, and facility-wide continuous improvement activities that include on-time delivery and product conformity measurement processes.  This new revision includes updating the ISO standard alignment to ISO 9001:2008.  Industry-specific standards, like AS9100, help manufacturers monitor critical cost and time-to-market factors, while ensuring customers get the best quality products available.

David Gibbons, Managing Director for AMPAC-ISP Europe, stated, "Achieving this certification on our first audit is a true testament to our quality systems and our commitment to ensuring we meet and exceed our customers' expectations though our continuous improvement philosophy.  We continually strive to be in line with our customers' needs for highly reliable propulsion equipment and services, including thrusters, fluid controls and spacecraft structures."


AMPAC-ISP Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Pacific Corporation, manufactures monopropellant and bipropellant liquid propulsion systems and thrusters for satellites, launch vehicles and interceptors.  Additionally, AMPAC-ISP designs, develops and manufactures high performance valves, pressure regulators, cold-gas propulsion systems, and precision structures for space applications.  AMPAC-ISP's European operations are headquartered in Dublin, Ireland and its manufacturing facilities are in the United Kingdom and Ireland.  Additional information about us can be obtained by visiting our web sites at and


American Pacific Corporation (AMPAC) is a leading custom manufacturer of fine chemicals, specialty chemicals and propulsion products within its focused markets. We supply active pharmaceutical ingredients and advanced intermediates to the pharmaceutical industry. For the aerospace and defense industry we provide specialty chemicals used in solid rocket motors for space launch and military missiles. AMPAC also designs and manufactures liquid propulsion systems, valves and structures for space and missile defense applications. We produce clean agent chemicals for the fire protection industry, as well as electro-chemical equipment for the water treatment industry. Our products are designed to meet customer specifications and often must meet certain governmental and regulatory approvals. Additional information about us can be obtained by visiting our web site at

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