Aerospace Supplier Certifications – AS9100, AS9110 and AS9120
This table shows the number of aerospace supplier certifications for the quality management standards AS9100, AS9110 and AS9120 in the U.S. and worldwide as of October 12, 2020. With all three standards combined, there are 22,746 certifications worldwide and 9,627 of those in the United States which is 42% of the total.
Did you know that in December 1998, the aviation, space and defense industry established the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) with the goal of achieving significant improvements in quality and reductions in cost? The IAQG developed specific requirements for aerospace quality management systems to be implemented and maintained throughout the supply chain for the design, manufacture and maintenance of products used in aviation, space and defense applications. These requirements are the AS9100 series of standards – AS9100, AS9110 and AS9120.
AS9100 is the international management system standard for the Aviation, Space and Defense (AS&D) industries. The standard provides suppliers with a comprehensive quality management system to satisfy customer expectations to ensure airworthy, safe and reliable products to the aerospace industry. There are 19,859 AS9100 certifications worldwide and 8,531 in the U.S.
The AS9110 standard defines the requirements for a quality management system (QMS) for organizations whose primary business is providing maintenance repair, and overhaul services in the aircraft industry. AS9110 is based on AS9100 and adds specific requirements for the maintenance and repair of commercial, private, and military aircrafts. This is considered a supplement to FAA Part 145 for those repair stations that have customer requirements for AS certification. There are 739 AS9110 certifications worldwide and 267 in the U.S.
The AS9120 standard defines specific quality management system requirements for suppliers and distributors that provide components to the supply-chain that manufacture products for the Aerospace and Defense Industries. AS9120 is based on AS9100 with specific requirements relevant for stockist or pass-through distributors. There are 2,148 AS9120 certifications worldwide and 829 in the U.S.
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