AS9100D is a company level certification based on a standard published by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) titled "Quality Management Systems - Requirements for Aviation, Space and Defense Organizations". This standard revises the previous issue, AS9100C.
This certification is for organizations doing business in the aerospace industry such as manufacturers, contractors, and suppliers. New requirements emphasize the prevention of risk and counterfeit parts, providing a structure that enables businesses to adapt to change, planning for obsolescence, and addressing product safety concerns. The requirements in this standard are not alternative to customer/applicable statutory or regulatory requirements. In cases of conflict, the customer/applicable statutory or regulatory requirements will take priority.
What is new with AS9100D?
All of the AS9100 series of standards underwent significant change in late 2016. Though a number of those changes were neccessiated by a change in the base standard, ISO 9001:2015, many of the aviation, space and defense industry requirements were also modified and enhanced. Following the structure of ISO 9001:2015, AS9100:2016 includes requirements specific to:
- Context of the organization
- Performance Evaluation
AS 9100D Certification - Benefits
- Better Customer Satisfaction
- Better Decision Making
- Engaged Employees
- Supplier Relationships
- Continuous Improvement