AS 9100 Aerospace Certification

To ensure safety, quality and reliability across this diverse global industry, operators and suppliers must commit to effective quality management systems.

AS 9100 is an internationally recognised Quality Management System Standard for the Aviation, Space and Defense Industry. The most recent version of the Standard, AS 9100 Rev D (2016), includes the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 and supplements additional requirements set by the IAQG.

Key Benefits

Improve Your Business

AS 9100 provides a comprehensive quality management system focused on areas directly impacting safety and reliability in the aerospace industry.

Gain a Competitive Advantage

Compliance with AS 9100 can identify opportunities for cost reduction, operational improvements and increased efficiency.

Manage your Supply Chain

AS 9100-compliant suppliers can be trusted to deliver high-quality products and services that are safe and reliable.

Meet Compliance Requirements

Many Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) now require suppliers to be certified to the aerospace standard to supply.

What Is It?

The aerospace industry is global and highly diverse. Organisations must maintain visibility and control over products, services and supply chains at all levels of maturity.

The AS 9100 Aerospace Quality Standard enables organisations to establish globally recognised quality management systems. It provides an effective framework to assist with establishing practices and procedures to ensure safe and reliable operations.AS 9100 is rapidly becoming a prerequisite for doing production in the aerospace business, as many original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) only work with suppliers that are certified to the aerospace standard. Also, many International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) member companies have deployed AS 9100 within their own organisations.
AS 9100 specifies requirements for a quality management system when an organisation needs to provide products and services, or enhance customer satisfaction, in compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements.
Context of the Organisation
The organisation must understand the external and internal factors that may affect its ability to achieve the desired results.
Leadership is critical to a quality management system’s success, requiring visible commitment, clear communication and a strong customer focus.
Planning must address quality objectives; risks and opportunities; and change management.
The organisation must ensure it has sufficient resources, competence, awareness, communication and documented information to successfully implement a quality management system.
Operational planning and control includes determining requirements and processes, managing risk and ensuring safety.
Performance Evaluation
The organisation must determine what is to be monitored, how and when it will be measured and how the results will be analysed.

AS 9100 requires a commitment to continuous improvement, managing nonconformities, enhancing customer satisfaction and taking corrective action when required.

Next Steps

We can help your organisation to implement or optimise AS 9100.

  • Purchase the AS 9100 Standard
  • Undertake training to build expertise
  • Contact SAI Global to discuss requirements, timeframes and costs
  • Perform an optional pre-assessment
  • Perform a gap analysis
  • Undertake a Stage 1 audit
  • Complete a detailed Stage 2 audit
  • Upon successful certification, display the ‘Five Ticks’ StandardsMark™
  • Conduct annual Surveillance Audits
  • Recertify to AS 9100 every three years
  • Establish and continuous improvement culture
  • Market for brand and promotional benefits
  • Optimise commercial teams
  • Ensure stakeholder awareness.

The True Cost of Quality

According to a recent SAI Global survey, almost 25% of organisations do not have a system or method to track the actual costs of their operations