Compare AS9100D to AS9100C
The latest revision of AS9100 is AS9100D. AS9100D includes the full text of ISO 9001:2015, as which it is based off of with additional requirements for the aerospace and defense industry. As the aerospace industry changes quickly within complex environments, the key changes of the industry are addressed in AS9100D and we are going to discuss them below.
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- Product Safety
Product Safety has been added throughout the AS9100D requirements. AS9100C did not address product safety as thoroughly, and AS9100D has taken this a step forward and addressed product safety considerations throughout a products life cycle.
- Human Factors
Human factors are addressed within the nonconformity/corrective action. In AS9100C, human factors were not considered when taken into account nonconformity and error. In the new standard AS9100D, human factors including: stress, fatigue, distraction, communication errors, etc, can all play a factor. The new requirements not only take this into consideration, but to review human factors during the root cause analysis.
- Counterfeit Products
Counterfeit products have become an increasing issue, and the new requirements addresses this issue to help prevent unauthorized, substitutes or modified parts from getting used or sold, and also to help organizations make sure they are not working with an unauthorized manufacturer.
- Configuration Management
In the new standard AS9100D, configuration management has been better explained and improved greatly to address stakeholders.