AS 9100: Aerospace Quality Standard
Quality Management Standards for the Aerospace Industry
The AS 9100 Aerospace Quality Standard includes all of the requirements of the ISO 9001 certification, while adding elements specific to the aerospace industry. This includes configuration and design, reviews of subcontractors performing work outside of the certified organization’s facilities, and product documentation.
As in most industries, implementing AS 9100 aerospace quality standard provides assurances to customers while encouraging innovation and vigilant improvement processes within an organization. The process includes identifying requirements specific to the organization within the guidelines, and then documenting and prioritizing the specific goals for quality. This process must then be communicated to the workforce and compliance must be ensured on an ongoing basis, including audits by a qualified registrar such as Orion.