Certifications, standards & Co

Expertise for all project-specific requirements

Thourough application of project-specific standards and the referring processes is one of the key expertises at Kappa optronics GmbH. Here is a short overview of the most important standards and certifications in our portfolio.

Design Assurance

Design Assurance in Accordance with Strictest Requirements for certified cameras in safety-critical applications.


IPC-A-610, Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies, is the internationally recognized certification program for the highest reliability of printed wiring assemblies. Many of our customers’ end product acceptance criteria are aligned with IPC-A-610.

Aviation Standard EN 9100

Kappa optronics GmbH was first certified to EN 9100 in 2012. Hardly any industry has more stringent safety criteria than the aviation industry, and hardly any industry sets higher quality requirements for its suppliers.

Kappa Spain: EN 9120

Kappa Spain is certified to EN 9120 (location Madrid).

Quality | Certification

ISO 9001 Quality Management System for Industrial Products (Kappa HQ and Kappa Spain)
EN/AS 9100 Quality Management System for the Aerospace Sector (Kappa HQ)
EN 14001 Environmental Management System (Kappa Spain)
EN 9120 Quality Management Systems for Aviation, Space and Defence Distributors (Kappa Spain)

Quality | for specific projects we offer:

AQAP 2110 NATO Quality Assurance Requirements for Design, Development and Production
AQAP 2210 NATO Supplementary Software Quality Assurance Requirements to AQAP-2110 or AQAP-2310
AQAP 2310 NATO quality assurance requirements for aviation, space and defence suppliers

Project Management

IPMA Certified Project Managers


IPC J-STD-001 Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies
IPC-A-600 Acceptance of Printed Wiring Boards (class 2 and 3)
IPC-A-610 Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies (class 2 and 3)
IPC/WHMA-A-620 Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies


DO-178C (up to DAL B) Software Considerations in Airborne Systems and Equipment Certification
DO-330 Tool-specific guidance for building airborne and ground-based software
DO-331 Guideline governing MBD usage in airborne and ground-based aviation software
DO-254 (up to DAL B) Design Assurance Guidance for Airborne Electronic Hardware
AMC 20-152A Development Assurance for Airborne Electronic Hardware (AEH)
IEC 61508 (up to SIL 2) Functional safety
ISO 26262 (up to ASIL C) „Road vehicles – Functional safety“, ISO standard for safety-related electrical/electronic systems in motor vehicles
MIL-STD 882 System Safety
MIL-HDBK-217 Reliability Prediction of Electronic Equipment
MIL-STD-1521 Technical Reviews and Audits for Systems, Equipments and Computer Software
AQAP 2210 NATO Additional requirements to AQAP 2110 for software quality assurance

Qualification | Environmental tests

DO-160 Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment
MIL-STD 461 Requirements for the Control of Electromagnetic Interference Characteristics of Subsystems and Equipment
MIL-STD 464 Electromagnetic Environmental Effects Requirements for Systems
MIL-STD 810 Environmental Engineering Considerations and Laboratory Tests
MIL-STD 704 Electric Power, Aircraft, Characteristics and Utilization of
ATA Spec 300 Information standard for aviation maintenance by Airlines for America (formerly Air Transport Association)
ATA iSpec 2200 Global aviation industry standard for the content, structure, and electronic exchange of aircraft engineering and maintenance information
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