AS9100 is the international management system standard for the Aircraft, Space and Defense (AS&D) industry. The standard provides suppliers with a comprehensive quality system for providing safe and reliable products to the aerospace industry. AS 9100 also addresses civil & military aviation requirements.
It contains the actual requirements an organization must be in compliance with to become AS9100 registered. If the organization creates a Quality Management System which meets these requirements they can seek AS9100 Registration, resulting in their "AS9100 Certificate". Specifically, AS9100 is an SAE document (managed by the IAQG) that defines requirements for the AS9100 Quality Management System Standard. It is based upon ISO 9001.
AS9100 Rev B (2004) is still active, but you must be transitioned by July, 2012 (See Rev C info)
AS9100 Rev C (as9100c 2009) is current, but the CB's cannot register you until Q3-2010
Companies that design, develop, and/or produce aviation, space and defense products; and by organizations providing post-delivery support, including the provision of maintenance, spare parts, or materials, for their own products.
AS 9100 has been endorsed by all major Aerospace regulators, including:
AS9100 Includes all of ISO 9001 quality management system requirements and specifies additional requirements for a quality management system for the aerospace industry. The additional aerospace requirements are shown in bold, italic text., and most are augmentations of the requirements contained in ISO 9001.
How long does AS9100 (as9100c, as9100b) implementation take? There are several factors to consider.
How much does AS9100 (as9100c, as 9100b) implementation cost? Use this table to estimate the cost.