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The latest news and updates impacting AS9100 requirements along with tips from our aerospace industry experts for improving quality management systems and maintaining certification.

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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   Introduction 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…

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Aerospace Supplier Certifications – AS9100, AS9110 and AS9120

October 14, 2020

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…

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AS9100 Standards Major and Minor Nonconformances for 2019

April 30, 2020

Click on the chart  to see the full image of AS91XX Major and Minor Nonconformances by clause. 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 from the IAQG-OASIS database represents about 50% of…

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Management of Extraordinary Events – COVID-19 Notices from IAQG and IATF®

March 18, 2020

  “Management of Extraordinary Events…” that is how the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) began their latest Notice for Suppliers regarding COVID-19. Under these extraordinary circumstances, simpleQuE is sharing information from the aerospace and automotive oversight organizations to address the concerns of our clients.

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SimpleQuE Aerospace Quality Industry News: Latest AAQG Updates

February 27, 2020

Keeping up with the latest news in aerospace quality, Jim Lee reports on the Americas Aerospace Quality Group (AAQG), Registration Management Committee meeting held in Orlando this January. Here is his summary with important information for AS certified aerospace and defense suppliers. Changes to note: The aerospace industry is beginning to adopt the automotive APQP…

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Allied Motion – Celebrating Multiple Quality Certifications

June 18, 2019

Allied Motion Technologies Inc. achieves multiple quality certifications and simpleQuE celebrates a partnership which began in 2005 with consulting and training at their site in Dayton, OH (formerly Globe Motors).  Over the years they outsourced their internal audits to our industry experts.  When it was time to upgrade to the new AS9100, IATF 16949, ISO…

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Building A Better Business – ASA/AFRA Conference 2019

June 11, 2019

Learn how to build a better business at the 2019 Aviation Suppliers Assn. (ASA)/Aircraft Fleet Recycling Assn. (AFRA) Conference which is just a month away (July 14-16 in Montreal, Canada). This conference is one of the largest for the aviation distributor industry and draws aviation professionals worldwide. ASA represents over 600 member companies that lead…

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Preparing Materion Beryllium & Composites for Certification

Materion – Advanced Material Solutions for Aerospace

December 5, 2018

Congratulations to Materion and their corporate headquarters in Mayfield Heights, OH for achieving AS9100D (Aerospace) certification along with 6 US sites located in OH, IL, MI and PA. Founded in 1931, the company serves customers in more than 50 countries with locations throughout North America, Europe and Asia, and employs approximately 2,500 people worldwide. The…

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SimpleQuE congratulates KSM Metal Fabrication for AS9100D certification

Congratulations to KSM Metal Fabrication on achieving AS9100D certification!

September 27, 2018

Congratulations to the team at KSM Metal Fabrication (Troy Ohio) who worked diligently with simpleQuE consultant, Karen Spencer, to prepare for its AS9100D audits with Smithers Quality Assessments.   Karen and the entire KSM team got together recently to celebrate their success.

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AS91XX:2016 Certification Body Auditor Non-Conformances

AS91XX: 2016 Certification Body Auditor Non-Conformances

September 21, 2018

AS91XX:2016 Certification Body Auditor Non-Conformances – Infographic SimpleQuE President, Jim Lee, recently attended the joint meetings of the SAE G-14 including Americas Aerospace Quality Standards Committee (AAQSC) and Americas Aerospace Quality Group (AAQG) in New Orleans.  The summit provides access to the committees that create the aerospace standards and guidelines with the high level players…

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