ISO 14001 & AS/EN 9100
AS9100 is the International Quality Management System standard for the Aviation, Space and Defence industry, with AS9100 Rev D being the most recent version. The standard provides suppliers with requirements for creating and maintaining a comprehensive Quality System for providing safe and reliable products to the ASD industry, as well as Civil & Military Aviation requirements.
The AS9100 standard specifies the Quality Management System requirements to be documented and implemented by organizations Designing, Developing, and Manufacturing Aerospace products. AS9100 takes the ISO 9001:2015 standard and expands its requirements and recommendations to meet the additional needs of the Aerospace industry. Essentially the intent is to establish a single Quality Management System for use within the Aviation, Space and Defence industries
Using Risk-based thinking throughout, AS9100 promotes a proactive approach to identifying Risks and taking opportunities, making Continual Improvement systematic.
If an organization creates a Quality Management System which meets these requirements they can seek AS9100 Registration, resulting in their “AS9100 Certificate”.
“AS9100 Certified” means an organization has met the requirements of AS9100D.
AS9100 delivers multiple benefits, including:
- Achieving the goal of On-Time Delivery to Customers
- Achieving the goal of Right First Time Quality to Customers
- Winning business – Aerospace OEMs use the standards and registration to the standards as contractual requirements for their supplier base
- Continual improvement – the Safety and performance aspects of Aerospace products are critical to stakeholders. The Aerospace sector has always needed to demonstrate high levels of Safety and Quality. With increasingly complex supply chains that span the world, it is important to demonstrate commitment to Quality and On-Time Delivery.
Certification to AS9100 series shows we apply the best practices of the Aerospace industry to produce high Quality Products and Services. And in an industry with high Customer expectations and rigorous contractual requirements, it also helps us achieve Customer Satisfaction and anticipate their future needs.