What is AS9100?

AS9100 is the Aerospace Industry version of ISO 9001. It takes the whole ISO 9001 standard and adds Aerospace specific requirements.  The additional requirements include such things as a requirement for defined processes for configuration control, project management and risk management – as well as many minor clarifications, extensions etc.

AS9100 is controlled by the IAQG (International Aerospace Quality Group) with the aim of strengthening the Aerospace supplier industry.  Their control over the auditing and certification process is such that the auditors tend to be very tough (no soft grading and recording ALL findings).  AS9100 is just as straightforward as ISO 9001 but just more intense.  If you want to attempt AS9100 be prepared to implement a “tight” system without cutting corners.