AS9100, AS9110 and AS9120 are international standards for Quality Management Systems (QMS) designed explicitly for the aviation, space, and defense industry, known as an Aerospace Quality Management System (AQMS).
Aerospace Supplier Certifications AS9100 / AS9110 / AS9120 incorporate ISO 9001 QMS certification, but with added aspects to manage quality control for the aerospace industry. These aerospace industry standards help ensure that aerospace products and services meet rigorous international quality standards.
AS9100 / AS9110 / AS9120 standards were established by the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) to improve quality and reduce costs in the aerospace industry.
AS9100 certification is designed for organizations specializing in supplying equipment, aircraft accessories, airport and airline operations, maintenance and spares, flight operations, and organizations handling cargo.
The AS9110 standard is based on AS9100 and adds specific requirements that are crucial for maintaining commercial, private, and military aircraft.
AS9120 is the requirement for a QMS based on AS9100, which adds 100+ additional requirements that are specific to distributors who carry aircraft components such as fasteners, electronics, and gaskets.
It helps ensure that organizations and workers handle materials properly and track the part from the original equipment manufacturer to the endpoint client.
Read on to find out how to become certified.
Orion Registrar is accredited by the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) for AS9100, AS9110, and AS9120.
Certification of AS9100 / AS9110 / AS9120 gives your organization international recognition in the aerospace industry. Achieving certification and setting industry benchmarks for choosing suppliers shows that your company meets the highest standards.
Being AS9100 / AS9110 / AS9120 certified is a way to prove that your organization offers a reliable service within the industry and can deliver products to meet client demands continually. Delivering improved processes and efficient operations helps your organization to save on costs.
The effective implementation of AS9100 / AS9110 / AS9120 standards gives your company a competitive advantage in the market. Being certified shows, your organization demonstrates the ability to identify, understand and fully implement your clients’ needs and expectations.
Improving your organization’s processes and operations can also drive down waste and production costs while providing the quality and safe products that your clients demand, allowing you to increase client satisfaction and lead to higher demand and market share.
It’s an easy process to become AS9100 / AS9110 / AS9120 certified.
To become AS9100 / AS9110 / AS9120 certified, your organization needs to implement an Aerospace Quality Management System (AQMS).
Our expert auditors here at Orion will assess whether your organization complies with AS9100 / AS9110 / AS9120 requirements by conducting a comprehensive multi-stage assessment of your AQMS.
If your organization meets the requirements needed for the international standard, Orion Registrar Inc will issue you with an AS9100 / AS9110 / AS9120 certificate which is yours to promote to your clients and potential clients.
Our certificates are ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) accredited, which are recognized and accepted, worldwide.
Our auditors are professionally qualified with distinguished backgrounds and experience.
Orion Registrar is dedicated to earning your loyalty with our consistent, cost-effective service.
With Orion Registrar, you can customize your certification needs to suit your organization.
We guarantee no application fees, no annual fees, and a fixed price per service for certification.
You are not tied in with Orion, provided you cancel your agreement at least 4 weeks ahead of your pre-booked assessment date.
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One of our qualified Orion Registrar auditors will get in touch with you to outline the process and plan for your initial assessment on your journey to becoming AS9100 / AS9110 / AS9120 certified.
Our auditor will visit your organization to assess your current situation and issue a detailed report outlining the additional steps you need to take to reach certification.
The auditor will share recommendations reviewed by our Compliance Department, and once these requirements are in place, your auditor will visit again to see if it meets the AS9100 / AS9110 / AS9120 standard.
Once your reworked management system has been reviewed following our recommendations put in place, a decision will be made, and you will receive your certificate.
There are a few differences between ISO 9001 and AS9100.
AS 9100 is based on ISO 9001 Quality Management System certification for quality but with aerospace-specific industry additions. The AS9100 / AS9110 / AS9120 certifications are designed by the aerospace industry for the aerospace industry. Key additions of AS9100 / AS9110 / AS9120 to ISO 9001 include design controls and risk management.
ISO 9001 is a more general approach to quality management that is relevant across all industries, whereas AS9100 / AS9110 / AS9120 is specific to quality control in the aerospace industry.
It’s a good idea to become AS9100 / AS9110 / AS9120 certified if you are an aerospace company to help ensure your quality control systems meet international standards. It will make you a trusted organization, improve your organization’s reputation within the industry, and see you viewed as a trusted organization by customers.
AS9100 and EN 9100 are published under different titles in North America and Europe; there is no real difference between the two. The requirements for each standard are the same.