AS9100C

Introduction

AS9100 addresses the quality requirement of the full range of aerospace products in the supply chain, ranging from commercial aviation to defense, including equipment design and manufacture, aircraft accessories, replacement parts, supply, maintenance and repair services. The most critical principles in the aerospace industry are safety, quality and reliability and you business’s reputation could be severely damaged if a product or service should fail. That is why this certification is increasingly required for OEMs and their suppliers, which must continuously prove their product’s standard to their stakeholders to avoid liability.

Background

AS-9100, like its predecessor, seeks to assure customer satisfaction by having aerospace industry manufacturers produce world class quality products at the lowest possible cost. AS9100 standardizes, to the maximum extent possible, the quality system requirements of the aerospace industry and can result in cost savings due to the elimination or reduction of unique requirements developed for each different customer.

Basic Requirements

The requirements for registration of an aerospace manufacturer’s quality management system to AS 9100 are contained in SAE AIR 5359 and requirements for Registration of Quality Systems to AS9100 were developed and controlled by the American Aerospace Quality Group (AAQG). QMS clients’ AS9100 certifications are issued through our partner relationship with NQA while maintaining your relationship with QMS Global.

Key Benefits

What Certification Does

  • Inclusion on the Online Aerospace Supplier Information System (OASIS) database
  • Demonstrates a consistent approach to the accepted standards of the aerospace industry
  • Ensures suitable control over the aerospace supply chain
  • Demonstrates your company’s commitment to quality, safety, reliability and customer satisfaction
  • Ensures robust design process to meet safety and reliability requirements
  • Provides verifiable proof that your management system meets the aerospace sector’s exacting requirements
  • Applies configuration management throughout the life cycle of aerospace products that provides visibility and control of functional and physical characteristics
  • Ensures tight control over each phase of product realization for delivery of conforming product
  • Defines requirements via monitoring and measurement for product validation prior to shipment

Benefits

  • Improves your company’s image, raises brand reputation and boosts your credibility
  • Uses common language to improve understanding of quality requirements
  • Aligns your quality management systems to those recognized and adopted by the aerospace industry
  • Saves time and reduces costs associated with multiple audits required to demonstrate acceptable standards
  • Mitigates risk by ensuring compliance with the standard
  • Reduces waste associated with production processes and quality issues
  • Effective entry-to-market tool
  • Increases market opportunities by creating supply chain traceability and remove uncertainty giving you a competitive edge
  • Enables you to demonstrate high level of quality when expanding locally to accommodate new business or when bidding for international contracts
  • Helps your company to develop and improve overall performance
  • Continual improvement through regular assessments
  • Improvement of reliability of internal operations to meet customer requirements and overall performance

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