AS9100 Rev D Requirements
The latest revision of the AS9100 standard (REV. D) is broken down by clauses in the sections below to make it easier to understand and put into action. There are 10 clauses (sections) with supporting sub-clauses. Clauses 0-3 are introductory and informative. The requirements to be applied to your quality management system (QMS) do not begin until clause 4, Context of the Organization. Expand each section for a summary of the clause and a link to more information.
AS9100 is intended for organizations that design, develop, or provide aviation, space and defense products and services.
Summary of each section of AS9100 Rev D Requirements
Section 0: Introduction
Implementing a quality management system is a strategic decision that can offer many benefits. The AS9100 standard is based on the seven quality principles and uses both the process approach and risk-based thinking in its application.
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Section 1: Scope
The scope of this standard includes specifying requirements for a QMS of an organization within the aviation, space, or defense industry.
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Section 2: Normative References
The supporting standards referenced in AS9100 and that are indispensable for its application include ISO 9001:2015 Quality management systems – Requirements and ISO 9000:2015 Quality management systems – Fundamentals and vocabulary.
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Section 3: Terms and Definitions
Terminology used throughout this standard is defined in clauses 3.1-3.5 of this standard and comes directly from ISO 9000:2015, Quality management systems – Fundamentals and vocabulary.
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Section 4: Context of the Organization
Determine and document relevant interested parties, quality management system scope and processes as well as their sequence, interaction, responsibilities, and authorities.
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Section 5: Leadership
Top management is to demonstrate leadership and commitment, establish and communicate a quality policy, appoint a management representative, and ensure responsibilities and authorities are assigned, communicated, and understood.
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Section 6: Planning
Plan actions for addressing risks and opportunities, achieving quality objectives and when making changes to the quality management system.
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Section 7: Support
Provide resource needs that include people, infrastructure, environment, calibrated or verified equipment and organizational knowledge. Ensure employees are competent and aware and include controlled documented information to support your quality management system.
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Section 8: Operation
Plan and control operational processes needed to meet the requirements for products and services. Determining and reviewing requirements, design and development, production and service provision, release of products and services, control of suppliers, and nonconforming outputs.
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Section 9: Performance Evaluation
Monitor, measure, analyze, and evaluate the performance and effectiveness of your quality management system using methods that include internal audits and management reviews.
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Section 10: Improvement
Determine and select opportunities for improvement, document a process for managing nonconformities and corrective actions and continually improve your quality management system.
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