Standard AS9100 for the Defense, Aviation and Space Industry – Revision D
What is the AS9100 Standard?
The AS9100 Standard sets rules for the management of quality, safety and cost reduction for the space and aviation industry, and is a prerequisite for obtaining regulatory approvals for production processes and marketing in many countries worldwide. In addition, the standard constitutes an international quality stamp among numerous business organizations who make sure to work only with companies who hold a valid standard.
The AS9100 Standard was prepared and published by the Society of Aerospace Engineers (SAE) and outlines the rules for quality management throughout the supply chain in these industries.
Organizations that implement the AS9100 Standard benefit from a powerful management tool that enables to apply methods and processes for management and control, while streamliningoperations and reducing costs.
Revision D: In October 2016, a new revision was published, AS9100D and since June 2017 all assessments have been conducted according to this revision. (For further reading – Blog).
Principles of the AS9100D/AS9100C Standard
Process approach. Any activity in the organization or with external parties must be part of a process.
Special requirements. Emphasizing and addressing the customer's special requirements during the entire supply chain, including requirements from suppliers and subcontractors.
Continuous and close monitoring. Management of production and supply processes in a measurable manner, from the "screw" to the finished product.
Change management and configuration control. Advanced capabilities for the tracking of changes in product requirements, improvements, versions, etc.
Critical parameters. Definition of the project's key points by the customer or as internal requirements of the organization, maintaining an ongoing control throughout the production and supply process.
What are the advantages of the AS9100D Standard for an organization?
Significant improvement of the quality of products and processes within the organization.
Reduction of operating costs and significant improvement in customer satisfaction.
Improvement of supply chain monitoring and control
Advanced measurement tools for processes and products.
Unification of processes and work procedures with suppliers and subcontractors in complex projects.
Dedicating the organization's employees to system-wide responsibility.
How to receive AS9100D Certification?
Our SYNCProjects professionals will provide you with the knowledge and experience we have accumulated while assisting with the implementation of the AS9100C and AS9100D Standard, and many other quality standards, in dozens of organizations and companies.
The process towards certification includes thorough understanding of the organization's production processes, mapping of compliance gaps to the Standard's requirements, preparing a work program, followed by the writing of detailed work procedures and guidelines. In the next stage, SYNCProjects' experts will implement the processes through training of the organization's employees and managers, and will assist the organization in successfully passing the certifying audit for the AS9100D Certification.
After receiving the certification, systematic monitoring, measurement and analysis activities will continue, in order to verify continuous long-term compliance with the principles of the Standard. Many organizations periodically conduct additional external audits, in order to ensure conformance with the Standard and ongoing improvement.
Upgrade of revision C to revision D - AS9100D Standard
The update of the AS9100 Standard revision is a result of the 2015 revisions upgrade to the ISO 9001 Standard.
The AS9100D Standard includes the 2015 Standard: ISO 9001 and additional relevant requirements for quality management.
Additionally, the AS9100D Standard contains new additions to the previous revisions for the defense, aviation and space industry.
For further reading about the revision upgrade of the AS9100D Standard
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