What is AS9100?
AS9100 is the US version of a globally harmonized quality management system standard based upon the internationally renowned ISO 9001:2000 quality management system. It supplements ISO 9001:2000 focusing upon the unique, complex, and highly regulated nature of the aerospace industry. Specifically, it emphasizes the critical aspects of key characteristics and the need to satisfy internal, governmental and regulatory requirements. The global nature of the standard allows commonality throughout the industry, allowing increased trade and co-operation. It is intended for use by organizations that design, develop, and/or produce aviation, space and defense products; and by organizations providing post-delivery support, including the provision of maintenance, spare parts, or materials, for their own products.
The standard, which is supported by the leading global aerospace organizations, is based around organizational processes. As with ISO 9001:2000, the core concept is the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle, which focuses the organization on its key processes. The model also builds in the ideas of planning, and reviewing, and that organizations should continually improve.
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