There are three relevant AS standards for the aerospace industry in the AS/EN 9100 series; AS/EN9100, AS/EN9110 and AS/EN9120.
All standards in the AS9100 series are based on the ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems standard. They build upon requirements to produce a globally harmonized standard that meet the requirements of aerospace companies worldwide.
Benefits of certification
Certification to the AS9100 series demonstrates your ability to meet requirements and the needs of potential customers, resulting in enhanced customer confidence and satisfaction and a competitive advantage. Original equipment manufacturers (OEM) in the aerospace industry require AS9100 certification from suppliers and subcontractors. Certification promotes continual improvement and reduces and prevents errors, leading to cost savings. Learn more about the standards below.
AS9100 is the quality systems aerospace model for quality assurance in design, development, production, installation and servicing. It was developed using the ISO 9001 standard. It builds upon requirements to produce a globally harmonized standard that meets the requirements of aerospace companies worldwide. AS 9100 was the first standard available for use across the global aerospace community, adding the requirements necessary to address both civil and military aviation and aerospace needs.
AS/EN9110 is the quality systems aerospace model for quality assurance in maintenance, repair and overhaul of aerospace parts. In addition to being built using the ISO 9001 standard and the requirements of aerospace companies worldwide, the standard meets the enhanced regulatory requirements to which aerospace repair stations are subjected to.
AS/EN9120 is the quality systems aerospace model for quality assurance in warehousing and distribution of aerospace parts. In addition to being built using the ISO 9001 standard and the requirements of aerospace companies worldwide, the standard meets the enhanced regulatory requirements to which aerospace distributors are subjected to. AS9120 is for use by organizations that procure parts, materials and assemblies and sells these products to customers in the aerospace industry. This includes organizations that procure products and split them into smaller quantities. This standard is not intended for organizations that rework or repair products. Organizations that perform work that affect or could affect product characteristics or conformity shall use AS9100 or another quality management system standard.
AS9003 is a US standard with no equivalent document in Europe or Asia. It is meant to be used by smaller suppliers, providing non-critical, non-complex aerospace parts. AS9003 focuses on inspections and tests as means to ensure product integrity.