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Aerospace Supplier Certifications – AS9100, AS9110 and AS9120

March 1, 2023

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 January 31, 2023.  With all the standards combined, there are 24,582 aerospace certifications worldwide with 10,164 of those in the United States…

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Congratulations to Rhinestahl AMG, Filtech, KTH Leesburg and KTH Parts on Achieving QMS Certification!

December 27, 2022

Congratulations on successful ISO 9001, AS9100 and IATF 16949® Certification! The road to certification is not an easy one, but these simpleQuE clients, who provide a range of products and services, recognized the value of implementing and maintaining a robust quality management system.  Rhinestahl AMG – (Mason, OH) – AS9100D and ISO 9001:2015 Certification through…

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AS9018 – What Is It And Who Does It Apply To?

November 21, 2022

What is AS9018 and who does it apply to? The AS9018 standard – “Aerospace Customer Identified Major Quality Management System Nonconformity Other Party Collaborative Corrective Action Process” was published in October 2021. This is an Americas-only standard, currently used by the DCMA (US Department of Defense) to get the 3rd party Certification Bodies (CB’s) involved…

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How Will AS9104/1A Affect Companies That Are AS9100, AS9110 and AS9120 Certified?

November 14, 2022

How AS9104/1A and Supplemental Rule 004 (SR004) Affect AS9100, AS9110 and AS9120 Certified Companies Recent changes affecting AS certified organizations are implemented through AS9104/1A (also referred to as AS9104-1:2022) which was released on January 7, 2022. (The previous version of the standard was published in 2012.) “Requirements for Certification of Aviation, Space, and Defense Quality…

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The Benefits of AIMM – The Aerospace Improvement Maturity Model

August 3, 2022

  Learn How to be an AIMM® Maverick in This Free Webinar In this video, Jim Lee, President of simpleQuE, discusses the benefits of AIMM® (the Aerospace Improvement Maturity Model), its purpose, and structure.   Standards, like AS9100, require and promote continual improvement, but standards can’t be used to measure the progression of improvement achieved.  Once…

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AS9100 Standards Major and Minor Nonconformances for 2019

June 28, 2022

Click on the chart to see the full image of AS91XX Major and Minor Nonconformances by clause. Top 10 AS9100 Standards: Major and Minor Nonconformances These top 10 minor/major combined findings from 2019 for all the AS91XX aerospace standards (AS9100, AS9110 and AS9120) were collected from certification body audits in the Americas sector.  This data…

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ALERT: ISO 9001:2015 Is Under Review

June 21, 2022

ISO 9001:2015 Is Under Review  – Design Specification Coming Soon In 2020, when the ISO 9001:2015 standard was supposed to go through its 5-year review for potential updates, it was right in the middle of the Covid pandemic and international turmoil. (All ISO standards go through a systematic review every five years to determine whether…

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All About AS9100 – The Aerospace Standard for Aviation, Space and Defense

June 2, 2022

What is AS9100? AS9100 is an internationally recognized aerospace quality management system (QMS) standard that uses ISO 9001 as its foundation, but has additional requirements specific to the Aviation, Space and Defense industries. These AS9100 requirements ensure quality, airworthiness, safety and consistency by addressing the areas of product conformance to requirements, process effectiveness, risk management,…

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AS9100:2016 – Does your aerospace company effectively monitor external providers? By Jim Lee

April 5, 2022

AS9100D Clause 8.4: Control of External Providers  AS9100D was released in 2016 and one significant change from the previous version is the requirement for greater control of external providers and sub-tier suppliers, based on risk. For example: Delegations in clause 8.4.2 requires you to periodically monitor the external provider’s delegated verification activities. Auditors are going…

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SimpleQuE Presents Advanced Air With AS9100 Letter of Compliance

February 23, 2022

SimpleQuE congratulates Advanced Air of West Palm Beach on achieving ISO 9001 and AS9100 compliance!  Advanced Air of West Palm Beach, Inc. has been fabricating custom replacement aircraft bushings, sleeves and out-of-scope nuts to support the landing gear overhaul industry for more than 35 years. Their customers include a wide range of military and commercial…

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