SAE International Recognized by the Beijing Municipal Science and Technology Commission

WARRENDALE, Pa., May 3, 2013 - SAE International has officially received the status of “Excellent International Partner of the Beijing International Cooperation Base for Science and Technology” by the Beijing Municipal Science and Technology Commission. This credential is a core part of improving innovation capability through cooperative international projects.

SAE International’s long-term partner in the aerospace industry, the China Aero-Polytechnology Establishment (CAPE) was approved by the Commission to be a Base for Standardization, Quality and Reliability in the Aerospace Manufacturing Industry. Citing SAE’s standing in the industry and building on existing collaborative efforts, CAPE identified SAE as its strategic international partner.

This government recognition and resulting support will help CAPE and SAE International jointly create great value. With CAPE as the standardization center of China’s aviation industry, and SAE as the global leader in Aerospace Standards, the organizations form a strong team able to assist the Chinese aviation enterprises become part of the global aviation industry.

Ed Manns, Global Manager of SAE International's Aerospace Standards and Gary Schkade, General Manager of SAE International’s operations in China both expressed their best wishes and full commitment to the future increased cooperation with CAPE. Joint focus areas will support the increased awareness and implementation by the Chinese enterprises of SAE’s latest global technical standards. This will include training and consulting as well as promoting knowledge exchange through forums and workshops.

Since 1916, SAE International has worked hand-in-hand with the aerospace community to find solutions to its most common problems through such globally adopted technical documents as Aerospace Standards (AS), Aerospace Material Specifications (AMS), Aerospace Information Reports (AIR), and Aerospace Recommended Practices (ARP)—becoming the world’s largest, most respected aerospace standards development organization. SAE’s Aerospace Standards’ repository includes nearly 7,000 documents with more than 8,000 volunteer experts who provide data or standards on critical industry issues.

SAE International is a global association of more than 138,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International's core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development. SAE International's charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series.


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