WHAT IS AS9100?
This is the newest version of the aerospace industry standard. AS9100 incorporates all the elements of ISO 9001, plus additional elements unique to the aerospace industry. One of the important features of AS9100 is the resurrection of some critical elements of MIL-Q, the military specifications that were shelved when ISO 9000 first came on the scene.
The standard was developed by a committee of procurement, purchasing and quality executives from the major U.S. aerospace manufacturers as a way to reduce defects in the supplier chain; continually improve quality; boost customer satisfaction; and considerably reduce the number of hours spent on audits, requirements and documentation. Instead of having to comply with many differing quality requirements and standards for each customer, aerospace industry suppliers and subcontractors now had for the first time a single aerospace standard that would be accepted across the board.
In the next few years, the standard promises to become increasingly important to the thousands of companies who supply parts and services to aircraft and aerospace manufacturers. Most of the major aircraft engine manufacturers, such as General Electric's Aircraft Engine division (GEAE), Boeing, Rolls-Royce Allison and Pratt & Whitney, are already requiring registration to AS9100. ASYS is accredited by ENAC to register aerospace suppliers to AS9100.
ASYS is accredited by to register aerospace suppliers to AS9100.
WHAT IS AS9110?
ASYS is now accredited to offer third-party certification to AS9110 – Quality Management System Requirements for Maintenance Organizations. AS9110 is a quality management system standard for aerospace maintenance, repair, and overhaul organizations (MROs) in the aerospace industry.
AS9110 was developed by the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) in response to increasing demands for additional requirements that address MRO-specific concerns on safety, reliability, and airworthiness. With the rise of outsourcing activities to suppliers with sometimes little experience in the aerospace industry, AS9110 provides additional criteria for the maintenance and repair of private, commercial, and military aircrafts.
This standard is complimentary to AS9100 and is based on the ISO 9001 quality management system. AS9110 includes close to 100 requirements for suppliers, airline companies, aerospace original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), FAA-certified repair stations, and regulatory agencies. AS9110 takes a process-based approach by focusing on identifying key processes and achieving continual improvement.
This two-step certification process is applicable to all levels of the MRO process. AS9110 corresponds to internal, governmental, and regulatory requirements. The MRO requirements also provide important guidance for the Federation Aviation Administration (FAA).
Benefits of AS9110 Certification:
- Provides access to the best practices of the aerospace industry
- Demonstrates a commitment to deliver quality products and services to your customers
- Allows access to the global marketplace
- Reduces operating costs, improves profitability and timeliness
- Enhances your marketability to existing and prospective customers
WHAT IS AS9120?
AS9120 is a new sector-specific standard for the aerospace industry. It was specifically designed for aerospace suppliers known as "stockist distributors" or "pass-through distributors" to the aerospace OEM's. These are companies that resell, warehouse and distribute parts for aircraft manufacturers – that is, businesses that only accumulate and distribute parts and materials rather than add value or work on the products themselves. Such parts typically include fasteners, raw materials, or aircraft components. The latter may include cabin components, electronic units for cockpits, or airframe assemblies.
AS9120 is intended to replace SAE standard AS7103, which is currently listed in the FAA's Advisory Circulator 00-56, Voluntary Industry Distributor Accreditation Program. While AS9100 includes ISO 9001:2000 in its entirety, AS9120 does not. It excludes the following ISO 9001:2000 clauses:
- 7.1 Planning of Product Realization
- 7.3 Design and Development
- 7.5.2 Validation of Processes for Production and Service Provision
ASYS is accredited by ENAC
to certify companies to the new AS9120 standard, and is one of the first registrars to achieve this accreditation.