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Atlanta Airlines Terminal Corporation Achieves First with ISO 55001:2014 Certification

October 10, 2018

ABS QE has issued the first ANAB accredited asset management certification to an international airport.

(Atlanta) – ABS Quality Evaluations, Inc. (ABS QE), a subsidiary of ABS Group of Companies, Inc., has awarded the Atlanta Airlines Terminal Corporation (AATC) the first globally ANAB accredited ISO 55001:2014 asset management certification to an international airport. AATC provides all facility maintenance and building operations for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, one of the world's busiest and most efficient airports.

ISO 55001 establishes the international requirements for best practices in asset management. Compliance with ISO 55001 demonstrates that organizations are striving for a culture of proactive, continual improvement. This global standard promotes organizational effectiveness and efficiency to maximize asset value and performance.

This is the first ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) asset management certification to be awarded to an international airport operation. To certify AATC, ABS QE assessed the asset portfolio of the utility plants in the domestic and international terminals of Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia.

"AATC is beyond excited to be the first airport in North and South America and the first airport in the world to be certified by ABS QE for the ISO 55001 designation," says AATC President and CEO Dr. Kofi Smith. "AATC started this journey in 2015, and we are extremely thankful to the team at ABS QE for working with our industrial engineering team and service partners to ensure that we had met every deliverable to reach such a great achievement. AATC looks forward to continuing to work with ABS QE in the future."

ABS Quality Evaluations was awarded the first global accreditation status from ANAB to certify organizations to ISO 55001 in 2015.

Dr. Kofi Smith (left), president and CEO of Atlanta Airlines Terminal Corporation, accepts the ANAB ISO 55001 certification from ABS QE on October 9, 2018.


About AATC

Atlanta Airlines Terminal Corporation ( is committed to delivering "world class" facility services to maintain Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport's (H-JAIA) reputation as one of the world's best maintained passenger terminal complexes. AATC operates and maintains the 7.2 million square feet of interior space that comprises the Central Passenger Terminal Complex at H-JAIA, providing service to 63,000 employees and over 100 million airline passengers annually.

About ABS Group

ABS Group of Companies, Inc. (ABS Group) and its operating subsidiaries provide risk management solutions and certification services worldwide that help clients address the safety, integrity, quality and environmental efficiency of critical assets and operations. Headquartered in Spring, Texas, ABS Group operates with more than 1200 professionals across the globe, serving the marine and offshore, oil, gas and chemical, government, power and energy and industrial sectors. ABS Group is a subsidiary of ABS (, a leading marine and offshore classification society.

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