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6/8/2017

AS 9100:2016 - Quality Management Systems: Aviation, Space and Defense Organizations updates

Do you have questions about the changes to AS 9100:2016?

Here are some Frequently Asked Questions about the change.

1. Why has it been decided to issue a new version of ISO 9001 baseline text?

Business needs and expectations have changed significantly since the last major revision of ISO 9001 in the year 2000. Examples of these changes are ever more demanding customers, the emergence of new technologies, increasingly more complex supply chains and a much greater awareness of the need for sustainable development initiatives.

2. Does the 9100:2016 Series still apply to all organizations - big, small, different sectors and different items – products, services?

The concept of the standard has not changed; it's applicable to any type of organization, regardless of the size, type or its core business.

3. How has the structure of the standard changed?

The structure has been changed to align with the common 10 clause high level structure developed by ISO to ensure greater harmonization among its many different management system standards.

The new 10 clause high level structure will apply to all ISO management system standards, which is built around the PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) sequence. This will make it easier for organizations to address the requirements of more than one ISO Management System Standard within a single, integrated system.

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(Resource http://www.sae.org/iaqg/projects/9100-2016_faq.pdf)

 

 

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5/8/2017

TUV USA granted accreditation to deliver aerospace certification services globally

Salem, NH - May 8, 2017- After comprehensive audits, TUV USA has been granted accreditation to AS 9100:2016, AS 9110:2016 and AS 9120:2016, the quality management system (QMS) standards for organizations in the aerospace industry. Global accreditation was awarded by ANAB.

The AS 91xx:2016 series is based on the international QMS ISO 9001:2015 and features a folio of extensions and clarifications that are specific to the aviation, space and defense industries. The latest revisions place an importance on areas deemed to have the greatest impact on safety, reliability and regulatory compliance in relation to aerospace products.

Ralf Thomsen, Managing Director commented "TUV USA has successfully been (re)accredited and upgraded to the new versions of AS9100 and AS9120 to continue servicing our well established client base. We have also added AS9110 to our portfolio to further expand our aviation activities. We will continue adding new services and activities to offer better services and add value to our clients business."

The world's leading standards are consistently being revised, TUV USA is focused on informing organizations of the changes. We offer a range of certifications and training opportunities, all centralized on providing smooth transitions to the new standards.

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AS Certification

AS 9100

AS9100 is the quality management system (QMS) standard specific to the aerospace industry. The current version, AS9100 Rev C published in 2009, includes the ISO 9001:2008 standard verbatim and adds supplementary requirements that apply to the aerospace industry.
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AS 9120

The AS 9120 Standard is the requirements for a Quality Management System based on AS 9100 which adds 100+ additional requirements that are specific to distributors who carry aircraft components like, fasteners, electronics, gaskets, etc. It helps ensure that they handle the materials properly and track the part from OEM to customer.
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AS 9110

The AS 9110 standard pays special emphasis on the requirements critical to the maintenance of all (commercial, private and military) aircrafts. In addition to the requirements present in AS 9100, this standard includes additional criteria for maintenance repair and overhaul facilities for organisations serving the industry.
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