What Is It?
The aerospace industry is global and highly diverse. Organisations must maintain visibility and control over products, services and supply chains at all levels of maturity.
The AS 9100 Aerospace Quality Standard enables organisations to establish globally recognised quality management systems. It provides an effective framework to assist with establishing practices and procedures to ensure safe and reliable operations.AS 9100 is rapidly becoming a prerequisite for doing production in the aerospace business, as many original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) only work with suppliers that are certified to the aerospace standard. Also, many International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) member companies have deployed AS 9100 within their own organisations.
AS 9100 specifies requirements for a quality management system when an organisation needs to provide products and services, or enhance customer satisfaction, in compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements.
Context of the Organisation
The organisation must understand the external and internal factors that may affect its ability to achieve the desired results.
Leadership is critical to a quality management system’s success, requiring visible commitment, clear communication and a strong customer focus.
Planning must address quality objectives; risks and opportunities; and change management.
The organisation must ensure it has sufficient resources, competence, awareness, communication and documented information to successfully implement a quality management system.
Operational planning and control includes determining requirements and processes, managing risk and ensuring safety.
The organisation must determine what is to be monitored, how and when it will be measured and how the results will be analysed.
AS 9100 requires a commitment to continuous improvement, managing nonconformities, enhancing customer satisfaction and taking corrective action when required.