Success in the increasingly competitive Aerospace Industry depends largely on an organization’s ability to provide quality products and services which consistently meet customer expectations.
The Aerospace Quality Management System Standards, AS 9100, AS 9110, AS 9120, specific to the industry provide:
- Internationally recognised frameworks for best practices
- Addressing the unique needs of manufacturers, maintenance and repair operations and distributors
- Providing multiple benefits to companies who chose to adopt the standards’ requirements.
These standards were developed to produce a harmonized platform to ensure that all operations in the supply chain are adhering to best practice. They include all the existing elements of ISO 9001 and a variety of aerospace sector-specific requirements.
The Aerospace standards seek to:
Improve customer satisfaction, quality & safety
Reduce costs & lower customer-unique requirements
Reduce the variation caused by multiple expectations
Reduce and streamline audits conducted along the aerospace supply chain.
AS 9100 has key aspects which include safety, airworthiness, product conformity and reliability in the aerospace industry. These quality requirements are crucial to aerospace OEMs, which maintain high levels of liability for their product.
AS 9110 focuses on the control of repair schemes and maintenance plans, configuration management, and the skills and qualifications necessary to perform MRO tasks within the aerospace community.
AS 9120 was developed for pass-through distributors of aerospace commodity items. This standard addresses chain of custody, traceability, control and availability of records.