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Improving Aerospace Quality with AS9100

Posted by Oscar Combs in Aerospace, Blog, Home Page 14 Dec 2018


A record-breaking 46 million travelers are expected to fly this holiday season, according to Airlines in America. In 2017, airlines transported 55,700 tons of cargo per day. With the number of people and packages traveling by air continuing to grow, the need for quality in the Aerospace industry grows. Implementing an AS9100 Quality Management System is one way organizations can maintain high levels of quality for their products and services. This article will provide further information on the AS9100 standard, who should implement AS9100 and the benefits of this quality management system.

What is AS9100?

The AS9100 standard specifies the requirements for a Quality Management System (QMS), for organizations that design, develop or produce products and services for aviation, space and defense organizations. The AS9100 QMS has been published by SAE International, a global association of engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. The ISO 9001 Group can assist with your organization with designing, developing and implementing an AS9100 certification-ready management system from the ground up.

Who Should Implement an AS9100 Quality Management System?

Organizations involved in the Aerospace Industry supply chain, including those who provide post-delivery support, should consider implementing an AS9100 Quality Management System. With the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Federal Aviation Regulation (FARs) setting guidelines mandating compliance, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are under increased pressure to only do business with suppliers that are certified to AS9100. This means that AS9100 certification is often a requirement for organizations that design, develop or provide aviation, space and defense products and services wanting to do doing business in the Aerospace industry.


What are the Benefits of Implementing AS9100?

There are many benefits an AS9100 Quality Management System can bring to an organization. Benefits of implementing AS9100 can include:

– Qualifying for bigger contracts,

– Meeting governmental requirements for AS9100 certification,

– Improved internal controls and operations,

– Reduced risks,

– Increasing profit margins, and

– Improving a company’s image.



An AS9100 Quality Management System assists organizations in the complex aviation, space and defense supply chains demonstrate their commitment to quality. With a growing aerospace industry, suppliers that are AS9100 certified will be higher in demand. Investing in an AS9100 QMS presents organizations many tangible benefits, beyond qualifying for bigger contracts. For questions on how to implement an AS9100 Quality Management System, please contact



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