The AS9100 is a broadly adopted and standardized quality management system for the aerospace industry. It was established in October, 1999, by the Society of Automotive Engineers and the European Association of Aerospace Industries. Quality and reliability are very critical for the aerospace product manufacturer. In such environment implementation and effectiveness of quality management system plays an key role in helping to reduce risks.
Quality management systems have been used in the aerospace industry for many years. Efforts by members of the aerospace industry to establish a single common Quality Management System resulted in AS9100, 9110, 9120.
The Aerospace Standards are a series of specific standards based on ISO 9001 and developed by the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) to provide international consistency and address the specific regulatory, safety and reliability requirements demanded by the aerospace sector.
The aerospace series of standards cover the complete spectrum of organizations working within the aerospace sector, from design and manufacture to maintenance organizations and distributors of aerospace products.
AS9100 implementation leads to:-
Achievement of certification to AS9100, 9110 or 9120 demonstrates a consistent approach to the aerospace industry accepted standards.