SAE International recently announced it will begin publishing 16 aerospace technical standards for the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD). The standards will carry the “AMS” prefix, which stands for “Aerospace Materials Standard.”

“SAE International appreciates the opportunity to work with the UK MoD on this project,” said Ed Manns, manager of Aerospace Standards. “Technical standards are recognized as the foundation for safety, quality and the effectiveness of products and services across the global mobility engineering industry, and this agreement shows the growing partnership that exists between government and industry.”

The agreement to publish the standards is reportedly a pilot project, allowing the potential for more. The first standard is expected to be available by the end of the first quarter.

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