AS 9100 is the standard developed for managing and implementing quality systems in aerospace industry. The standard identifies the requirements for Quality Assurance in Design, Development, Production, Installation and Servicing in aerospace industry.
Specifically, 83 requirements were added in the 9100:1999 version of AS 9100 over the current version of ISO 9000. The standard was originally developed by U.S. aerospace prime contracts under the nomenclature of AS 9000 and was intended to streamline quality standards in the industry.7 Now the standard has become an international standard throughout the aerospace industry.
AS 9100 is needed because it standardizes aerospace quality on an international level. It achieves improvements in quality and reduce costs throughout the value stream. ISO 9000 does not contain regulatory requirements or importance of safety, reliability, or maintainability. AS 9100 establishes quality agreements at an international level.9
AS 9100 is currently maintained, published, and controlled by the International Aerospace and Quality Group (IAQG). IAQG is here to “achieve significant performance improvements in Quality, Delivery, and consequently Cost, on all products and services throughout the value stream,” according to their mission statement.8 IAQG publishes the 9100 standard in three sectors: SAE AS9100 (Americas), AECMA-STAN EN9100 (European), and JIS Q9100 (Japan)9.
Meeting AS 9100 Requirements
AS 9100 has a checklist available, AS 9101, to aid in meeting all the provisions and requirements that are listed in AS 9100.
A helpful pictorial for meeting international requirements for certification, as shown by Gordon (2002):
The other detail AS 9100 standards are given as follows.
(English, French & German)
|Other Languages Published|
Quality Management Systems - Requirements for Aviation, Space and Defense Organizations
|AS9100C||JISQ9100||prEN9100||9100 National Languages|
|9101||Quality Management Systems Audit Requirements for Aviation, Space, and Defense Organizations||AS9101E||SJAC9101||prEN9101|
|9102||Aerospace First Article Inspection Requirement||AS9102B||SJAC9102||prEN9102|
|9103||Variation Management of Key Characteristics||AS9103||SJAC9103||prEN9103|
|9104||Requirements for Aerospace Quality Management System Certification/Registrations Programs||AS9104A||SJAC9104A||prEN9104|
|9104/2||Requirements for Oversight of Aerospace Quality Management System Registration/certification Programs||AS9104/2||SJAC9104/2||prEN9104/2|
|9104/3||Requirements for Aerospace Auditor Competency and Training Courses||AS9104/3||SJAC9104/3||prEN9104/3|
|9107||Direct Delivery Authorization Guidance for Aerospace Companies||ARP9107||prEN9107|
|9110||Quality Maintenance Systems – Aerospace – Requirements for Maintenance Organizations||AS9110||SJAC9110||prEN9110|
|9111||Quality Management System Assessment for Maintenance Organizations (Based on ISO 9001:2000)||AS9111||prEN9111|
|9114||Direct Ship Guidance for Aerospace Companies||ARP9114||prEN9114|
|9115||Quality Management Systems - Requirements for Aviation, Space and Defense Organizations - Deliverable Software||AS9115||SJAC9115||prEN9115|
|9116||Notification of Change (NOC) Requirements||AS9116||SJAC9116||prEN9116|
|9120||Quality Management Systems – Aerospace – Requirements for Stockist Distributors||AS9120||SJAC9120||prEN9120|
|9121||Aerospace Series Quality Systems Quality System Assessment Applicable to Stockist Distributors||AS9121||prEN9121|
|9131||Quality Systems – Non-Conformance Documentations||AS9131||SJAC9131||prEN9131|
|9132||Data Matrix Quality Requirements for Parts Marking||AS9132A||SJAC9132||prEN9132|
|9133||Qualification Procedure for Aerospace Standard Parts||AS9133||prEN9133|
|9134||Supply Chain Risk Management Guidelines||ARP9134||prEN9134|
|9137||Guidance for the Application of AQAP 2110 within a 9100 Quality Management System||ARP9137||SJAC9137||prEN9137|
|9162||Aerospace Operator Self-Verification Programs||ARP9162||SJAC9162||prEN9162|
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