AS 9100, AS 9110 and AS9120 Aerospace, Space and Defence Standards
These are a series of standards specific to the Aviation, Space and Defence industry sectors – hence the use of the AS prefix instead of the usual ISO accronym.
Aerospace, Defence and the Space industry are three of the most heavily regulated sectors around the globe. Even more than other industries where customer service and quality management systems are paramount, lives are at stake if these types of organisations do not achieve this sector’s version of ISO certification – referred to as AS Standards
While it does incorporate aspects of ISO 9001 Quality, the AS series is adapted for the specific sectors listed above and covers risk management as well as quality.
The AS standard that you choose to strive for depends on which specific section of these industries your business operates in
AS 9100 Manufacturing
The AS9100 standard covers Manufacturing in the Aviation, Space and Defence industries – ie if you make a component or product for these industry sectors, then this is the standard for your organisation. It focuses on ensuring that your products meet the requirements of your customers and of the industry and requires you to set up procedures for monitoring this. It includes the requirements covered in ISO 9001 Quality but has been adapted to include the requisite specifics related to your aviation, space or defence manufacturing industry sector.
AS 9110 Maintenance
The AS9110 standard is for Maintenance operations within the Aerospace, Space and Defence industry sectors ie if you undertake maintenance in these industrial sectors, then this is the standard for your organisation to use to demonstrate its capabilities in the field. The standard focuses on ensuring that your services meet the requirements of your customers and the aviation industry and requires that you set up procedures for monitoring this. It includes the requirements covered in ISO 9001 Quality but has been adapted to include the specifics related to maintenance requirements unique to the aviation, space or defence maintenance industry.
AS 9120 Distribution
The AS9120 standard is for Distributors within the Aviation, Space and Defence industry sectors. It includes the requirements covered in ISO 9001 Quality but has been adapted to include specifics related to the aviation, space and defence distribution industry.
Due to the highly legislative nature of this industry, many established companies demand compliance in one of the AS 9100 Aerospace series from the businesses they buy from.
Many of our Consultants are familiar with the aviation, defence and space sectors and will guide you through the certification process (including providing advice on which certifier to choose), helping your business achieve the standard it needs to operate in this area.
Our Consultants provide expert support to ensure compliance across the whole range of ISO Standards. They are located around the UK and can work virtually or are prepared to travel far and wide to help transform your business.
ISO standards incorporate best practice from organisations in a wide range of industries and around the globe. There are many benefits to gaining an ISO certificate, including:
- slashing waste to boost available capital
- increasing customer retention rates
- improving workforce morale
- becoming a leader in your market sector.
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