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ISO AS9100 Certification(Rev C): Aerospace Quality Standard

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ISO AS9100 Certification(Rev C): Aerospace Quality Standard

Stellar is one among the Top ISO AS9100 Certification(Rev C) consultant for Aerospace Quality Standards in India and is regarded as one of the best by all of our clients. AS 9100 is the international Quality Management System – Aerospace Industry

ISO AS9100 Certification(Rev C): Aerospace Quality Standard

The standard provides suppliers with a comprehensive quality system for providing safety in the “high risk” aerospace industry. AS 9100 also addresses civil & military aviation requirements.

HISTORY & DEVELOPMENT

In 1999, AS 9100A replaced AS 9000, which was the previous aerospace specific quality management system standard. The replacement of AS 9000 was necessary because the ISO 9001:2000 replaced earlier ISO 9001:1994. AS 9100 A was split into two sections, which set out requirements based in both the 2000 and 1994 versions of ISO 9001. The AS 9100 revision B superseded revision A.

AS 9100 was developed by experts in the Aerospace industry from Europe, Asia, and USA. Registration to AS 9100 was mainly for suppliers to companies such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Rolls Royce, GEAE, and NASA.

The scope of the AS 9100C Rev C standard was increased to include the Aviation, Space, and Defense industries, as well to integrate the ISO 9001:2008 changes. This standard was  released in January 2009 and as of July 2012 it stands fully implemented.

WHAT IS AS 9100C?

AS 9100C is the 2009 revision of the Aerospace Standard (“AS”) containing requirements for establishing and maintaining a quality management system (QMS). AS 9001C includes the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 plus additional requirements for the aviation, space, and defense industries.

Instead of specifying the requirements of the final product , AS 9100C focuses further “upstream” on the processes or how you produce. AS 9100C requires documented systems for controlling the processes, that is used to develop and produce the products.

Key Benefits of ISO/AS Rev C 9100 certification consulting and Internal lead auditor training

The benefit of Certification to AS 9100C assures customers that the company has the ability to produce, and continually improve, safe, reliable products on time. Some of the other benefits a company might expect to see include:

  • Provides for consistent application of requirements throughout the supply chain.
  • Provides for active industry participation and control.
  • Provides for data sharing which helps benchmarks in the industry in terms of Quality System compliance.
  • Original Equipment Manufacturers’ (OEMs) are not absolving themselves of any responsibilities with respect to the supply chain / products.
  • Supplements OEM’s own surveillance process and allows for more focused process and products audits.
  • Registration increases the level of surveillance by covering suppliers that the OEM’s do not cover directly.

 

HOW TO PURSUE AS 9100 CERTIFICATION?

To become certified, a business must develop an Aerospace Quality Management System that meets the requirements of the standard intended with the following steps:

  • Identify the requirements of AS 9100 and how they apply to the business involved.
  • Establish quality objectives and how they fit in to the operation of the business.
  • Produce a documented quality policy indicating how these requirements are satisfied. Communicate them throughout the organisation.
  • Develop a Quality manual
  • Understand the additional requirements of AS 9100
  • Develop support documentation
  • Implement your Quality Management System
  • Documents Review
  • Internal Audit
  • Verification and Corrective Actions (If needed)
  • External Audit
  • Verification and Corrective Actions (If Needed)
  • Certification