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AS9100 Rev C Requirements

AS9100 – Quality Management Systems: Aviation, Space & Defense Organizations

Who is eligible to become AS9100 Certified?

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.

AS9100 starts with ISO 9001 and adds new requirements for the aerospace industry. The additional aerospace requirements are shown in bold, italic text, and you cancompare AS9100 to ISO 9001.

  • AS9100 Rev B (2004) is still active, but you must transition by July, 2012 (see timeline)
    • Is based upon ISO 9001:2000
    • AS9100b Uses the AS9101 “C” Checklist
  • AS9100 Rev C (2009) is current

AS9100 Rev C Requirements Summary

Section 1: Scope

Talks about the standard and how it applies to organizations and:

  • the importance of a process approach
  • you need to include regulatory requirements of your products & services
  • you need to have processes in place for continual improvement.

Section 2: Normative Reference

  • References ISO 9000:2005 which should be used along with the standard. It outlines the Quality Management Systems-Fundamentals and Vocabulary

Section 3: Terms and Definitions

  • Gives definitions used in the standard, including unique AS9100 terms like:
    • 3.1 Risk
    • 3.2 Special Requirements
    • 3.3 Critical Items
    • 3.4 Key Characteristic

Section 4: General Requirements

Gives requirements for the overall Quality Management System

Section 5: Management Responsibility

Gives requirements for Management’s role in the QMS

  • Management Responsibility
  • Quality Policy & Objectives
  • Customer Focus & Customer Satisfaction
  • Management Review

Section 6: Resource Management Gives requirements for resources including:

Section 7: Product Realization

Gives requirements for:

Section 8: Measurement, Analysis and Improvement

  • Gives requirements on monitoring processes and improving those processes
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Internal Audits
  • Control of Non-Conforming Product
  • Corrective and Preventive Action

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