Supplier Quality (SQ) from Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems (NGAS) and the Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) and the Strategic Deterrent Systems (SDS) of the Space Sector (SP) maintain an "Approved Special Processor List" (ASPL) for all NGAS, SSSD and SDS programs. This list can be sorted by Supplier Name, Supplier Number, Country, or Process Specifications and Process Categories.

How to use the ASPL and the enclosed information is bulleted below:

  • Users must initially select the specific ASPL they are searching within (i.e. Aeronautics Systems, Strategic Space Systems, or Strategic Deterrent Systems). If you are unsure which ASPL to search please verify with your NG Buyer.
  • All specifications can be selected by selecting Specification (1st button), Category (2nd button), which includes 8 categories and Space Systems Division specifications, or F35 specifications under Program (3rd button).
  • At the Top RH side of the site is a “Helpful Links” button that has 8 links. See Below for 5 specific ones.
    • First two links are to Boeing’s ‘D1-4426’ ASPL and Lockheed’s ‘QCS-001’ ASPL.
    • Third is a “Change Log” that shows when processors are added or removed, or when specifications are added or removed from the processors or the ASPL.
    • The 4th and 5th are listings of NDT technique approvals; by “Processor and by Part Number”.
For any questions, contact:

Warning:    Northrop Grumman process specifications contain technical data whose export is restricted by the Arms Export Act (Title 22, U.S.C., Sec 2751 et seq.) or the Export Administration Act (Title 50, U.S.C., App. 24001-240). Violation of these export laws are subject to severe criminal penalties.

 


 
ACS-PRS-1053
Process Specification for Etching Prior to Penetrant Inspection
Chemical Processing
Supercedes: None
Superceded By: None
Selected sector: AS

Number
Name
State
Country
Type
3P Processing
KS
United States
Independent Processor
AAA Plating & Inspection Inc
CA
United States
Independent Processor
Advanced Aero Coatings LLC
TX
United States
Independent Processor
Aero Bending Company
CA
United States
Independent Processor
Aircraft Tubular Components Inc
FL
United States
Independent Processor
Align Precision 597 North 1500 West
UT
United States
Independent Processor
Alloy Processing
CA
United States
Manufacturer
Asko Processing, Inc.
WA
United States
Independent Processor
Barry Avenue Plating Co. Inc.
CA
United States
Independent Processor
Bowman Plating Company Inc
CA
United States
Independent Processor
California Metal Processing Company
CA
United States
Independent Processor
Central Metal Finishing LLC
OK
United States
Independent Processor
ChemResearch CO., Inc.
AZ
United States
Independent Processor
CHROME PLUS INTERNATIONAL LLC
KS
United States
Independent Processor
Cygnus Inc
ID
United States
Manufacturer
Electrolurgy, Inc.
CA
United States
Independent Processor
Elite Metal Finishing
CA
United States
Independent Processor
EMBEE PROCESSING LLC
CA
United States
Independent Processor
EME Inc
CA
United States
Independent Processor
FINE QUALITY METAL FINISHING
CA
United States
Independent Processor
Globe Engineering Company Inc
KS
United States
Independent Processor
GSP METAL FINISHING INC
CA
United States
Independent Processor
Hi-Tech Metal Finishing
TX
United States
Independent Processor
Hixson Metal Finishing
CA
United States
Independent Processor
Magnetic & Penetrant Services Co.INC. dba Valence Seattle
WA
United States
Independent Processor
Metal Finishing Company Inc
KS
United States
Independent Processor
Mistras Group dba Mistras Services
CA
United States
Independent Processor
Mitchell Laboratories Inc
CA
United States
Independent Processor
Orizon Aerostructures LLC
KS
United States
Independent Processor
Pacific Magnetic & Penetrant Co
CA
United States
Independent Processor
Paragon Services Inc West St.
KS
United States
Independent Processor
Pride Plating DBA Valence Grove
OK
United States
Independent Processor
RAH Industries
CA
United States
Independent Processor
Seyer Industries Inc
MO
United States
Independent Processor
Spirit Aerosystems
KS
United States
Independent Processor
Steelville Manufacturing Co.
MO
United States
Independent Processor
Sullivan Precision Metal Finishing
MO
United States
Independent Processor
TRM Gamma Aerospace Acquisition
TX
United States
Independent Processor
West Valley Plating
CA
United States
Independent Processor