What is AS 9100 series (Aviation, Space and Defence) Certification?
AS 9100 is a Quality
Management System Standard (QMS) developed by the International Aerospace
Quality Group (IAQG) and it is based on ISO 9001 with additions and
interpretations specific to the aviation space and defence industry sectors.
Quality and reliability are critical values for the
aerospace industry. In an environment where the mistakes or failure of products
or services can be fatal, the effective operation of a quality management
system plays an essential role in helping to reduce risks and provide a
reliable framework for organizations to provide a product or service. The
aerospace series of standards cover the complete spectrum of organizations
working within the aerospace sector, from design and manufacture to maintenance
organizations and stockist distributors.
AS 9100 has some associated standards:
AS 9100 - QMS for quality assurance in design,
development, production, installation, and servicing.
AS 9110 - QMS for maintenance, repair and overhaul
of aerospace/defence parts
AS 9120 - QMS for quality assurance in stockholding
and distribution of aerospace /defence parts.
Why AS 9100 certification is important?
Certification against AS 9100/9110/9120 provides
evidence that your products and services meet the demanding expectations and
standards of the aviation, space, and defence sector. It shows that you operate
according to internationally agreed and recognized practices for quality
management, and is essential to winning contracts worldwide.
What are the benefits of AS 9100 certification?
- Raises brand reputation
- Internationally agreed and recognized
practices for quality management in the aviation, space, and defence
- Eligibility for inclusion on OASIS – the
Online Aerospace Supplier Information System database.
- A common language for dealing with business customers
and suppliers worldwide
- Encourages international growth and sales, as it’s often a requirement of
the aerospace industry
- Potential reduction in second party system
traceability throughout the supply chain
efficiency to save time, money and resources
§ Ensure compliance
with a system supported by regulatory authorities.
Who can acquire AS 9100 certification?
This certification is for organizations doing business in the aerospace
industry. The Aircraft, Space and Defense (AS&D) industries want
their suppliers to be AS9100 certified.