Implementing a Quality Management System Aligned with the AS9100 Standard

AS9100 is an internationally recognized quality management system (QMS) standard that is specific to the aerospace industry. It not only incorporates the entirety of the most current version of ISO 9001, but also includes industry-specific requirements for quality and safety. For most aerospace manufacturers and suppliers, AS9100 is necessary for doing business, as compliance is required worldwide. Trident QMS can help you implement a QMS aligned with AS9100, so your business can affordably maintain necessary certifications and compliance measures. 

When is AS9100 Applicable?

AS9100 specifies QMS requirements when an organization needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer expectations and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. In addition, the organization must aim to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system. Processes for improvement and assurance of conformity to regulatory requirements should also be considered in QMS implementation. 

What does an AS9100 compliant QMS need to include? 

AS9100 requirements are intentionally generic, as they’re intended to apply to any organization regardless of the type or size. The latest requirements within this standard are covered under AS9100D (AS 9100:2016), which incorporates ISO 9001:2015 as well as key updates in areas such as product safety, counterfeit parts prevention, and configuration management. To comply with the current standard, a QMS must reflect the context of the organization, leadership and management responsibility, planning, support, resource management, operation, performance evaluation, and system improvement. 

At Trident QMS, we can help you identify the best solutions to get your business AS9100 certified with complaint quality management system implementation and support. To get in touch with our team, visit our website or call 520-314-4344. We provide both remote and onsite implementation solutions, so we can serve your business even during the pandemic.  

Posted in ISO 9001:2015, ISO Tools.

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