The latest version of the global standard for quality management systems requirements for aviation, space and defense organizations — AS9100: Quality Management Systems — Requirements for Aviation, Space, and Defense Organizations — has been published by SAE International.
The new version of the standard pertains to all aspects of the aerospace supply chain and original equipment manufacturers.
The international standard specifies requirements for a quality management system when an organization needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide products that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. It also seeks to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for continual improvement and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.
The standard has been revised to incorporate the requirements of ISO 9001:2015; consider aviation, space and defense stakeholders’ needs; and incorporate clarifications to the AS9100 series requested by the International Aerospace Quality Group.
AS9100:2016 Timeline Update
The 9100:2016 series of standards will be published concurrently across Americas, Asia-Pacific, and European sectors. The timing of this concurrent release will result in the 9100:2016 publishing starting in October 2016, 9101 and 9110 in November 2016 and 9120 in December 2016. Efforts are being made to shorten the publication time spans and publish concurrently as soon as possible.
The IAQG Other Party Management Team (OPMT) will release the supplemental rule SR-003 for transition to all stakeholders upon publication of the revised 9100:2016 standard.
AS9100:2016 coming soon!
In order to stay compliant with ISO 9001 (the quality management system standard upon which AS9100 is based and was updated upgrade in September 2015), the aerospace standard AS9100 is also being revised. AS9100:2016 is scheduled to be released in April 2016 and training will start August 1, 2016. Prior to AS9100:2016 being fully released, the standard must be translated into 9 major languages. In addition to the changes dictated by ISO 9001:2015, the revision aims to increase the ease of use and add clarity, as well as addressing the needs of stakeholders and the industries.
Meeting Industry Specific Requirements for Aerospace
When it comes to suppliers to the Aerospace industry, industry-specific requirements need to be met and often includes providing third-party certification to demonstrate Quality Management System (QMS) conformity.
TÜV SÜD can help you gain the internationally recognized series of quality system standards specific to the aerospace industry: AS/EN9100.
The AS/EN9100 series is strongly supported and adhered to by major aerospace manufacturers.
Based on ISO 9001:2008, it places particular emphasis on quality, safety, and technology. All areas of the industry and the supply chain are included.
By becoming AS9100 compliant/certified, suppliers can gain a competitive advantage and benefit from the improved processes and continual improvement that is the foundation of ISO 9001:2008 certified Quality Management Systems.
AS/EN 9100 (OEM and Parts Suppliers) Quality Management System specific to aerospace industry.
AS/EN 9120 (Distributors of Aerospace-related materials, hardware and components) Demonstrates an organization's commitment to deliver quality products and services to its customers.
Organizations AS9100 certification status audit is posted in SAE's OASIS database from the International Aerospace Quality Group and available to the general public.
Your benefits of AS/EN 9100 Certification
Assure customer satisfaction
Make safe, reliable products that meet or exceed customer, statutory, and regulatory authority requirements
Globalize and unify the standards. Avoid the redundancy and varying quality expectations from different suppliers and requirements by OEMs
Focus on the key requirements of your customers
Increase opportunities and acceptance within the global aerospace supply chain
Improve product and process quality
Reassign supplier resources to improve quality
Reduce variation in quality
Comply with a system supported by regulatory bodies
Reduce potential of second-party system audits
Demonstrate that you operate to globally accepted quality standards