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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!  Background For more than 35 years, 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. Their customers include a wide range of military and…

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Aerospace Supplier Certifications – AS9100, AS9110 and AS9120

February 21, 2022

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 February 14, 2022.  With all the standards combined, there are 24,084 aerospace certifications worldwide with 10,041 of those in the United States…

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Congratulations to ESP, MicroWeld, Safe Fire Detection, and Zitec for Their QMS Certifications!

February 11, 2022

Congratulations on successful ISO 9001 and AS9100 QMS certifications! Our simpleQuE team extends congratulations to ESP, Inc., MicroWeld Engineering, Inc., Safe Fire Detection, and Zitec, Inc.!  These companies range in scope from the services and products they provide, and each recognizes the value of implementing and maintaining an effective Quality Managment System (QMS). MicroWeld Engineering…

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Understanding the Aerospace Improvement Maturity Model (AIMM) Free Online Resource

January 27, 2022

  The International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) has developed the Aerospace Improvement Maturity Model (AIMM) to help AS9100 companies understand the maturity level of their AS9100 quality management system (QMS), and identify areas where they might be at risk, and where improvement opportunities exist. AIMM is for organizations that want to continually improve and to…

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

January 14, 2022

AS9104/1A was published on 01/07/2022 and is titled, “Requirements for Certification of Aviation, Space, and Defense Quality Management Systems”.  (The previous version of the standard was published in 2012.) This standard includes major revisions and covers the entire certification process and the requirements for: Accreditation Bodies, Certification Bodies (CBs) and their auditors, Audits and reports,…

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AS9003B – Inspection and Test Quality Systems Requirements is Published as “Stabilized”

January 6, 2022

  The AS9003 standard specifies Inspection and Test Quality Systems Requirements for Aviation, Space and Defense Organizations.  AS9003 has less stringent requirements compared to AS9100, and its intent is to define a quality inspections system, not a QMS (quality management system). AS9003 is an America’s-only standard that is intended for companies that make non-complex products…

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AS9100 & Internal Auditing: What You Need To Know

February 22, 2021

Guide to Performing an Effective and Compliant AS9100 Internal Audit When done effectively, one of the most critical and valuable activities performed within an AS9100 quality management system (QMS) is your company’s internal audits.  A well-planned, conducted and reported internal audit will allow the QMS to continually improve.  An effective internal audit process will also…

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Major Revision for AS9104/1 Which Impacts Audit Planning and Duration

October 14, 2020

AS9104/1A was published on 01/07/2022 and includes some major revisions from the previous version.  This standard covers the entire certification process and the requirements for: Accreditation Bodies, Certification Bodies (CBs) and their auditors, Audits and reports, OASIS database, and more. The International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) developed a global scheme for the acceptance and recognition…

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