The Aerospace industry requires a very high degree of quality and precision on every part produced. The AS91000 standard, based upon the ISO 9001 quality management system standard, includes additional requirements to meet these needs, emphasizing First Article Inspection and key characteristics management.
In order to become registered to the AS9100 standard, at a minimum you would be expected to have processes that conform to the requirements stated in the following standards:
- AS9100 – Quality Management System for Aerospace
- AS9102 – First Article Inspection (FAI)
- AS9103 – Variation Management of Key Characteristics
Do these problems sound familiar?
- I am not ready to pass an AS9100 audit.
- I can’t find the correct documentation.
- It is too difficult to develop the right document.
- My document does not meet the requirements of the AS9100 standard.
- My company spends too much money on compliance efforts.
- My company is not able to keep up with changes to documents.
- I need to bring my documentation up to the current version of the standard.
Organizations seeking registration to AS9100 must be able to must successfully execute the following:
- Development of “audit ready” documentation – Solid documentation must include a policy manual, procedures and instructions covering the requirements in the standards with traceability to the stated requirements and objective evidence to support that the documentation is being followed.
- Enforce document control – Successful document control means that you can do the following things well: Revision control, document access, routing, approval and change impact analysis. Besides control, a document must be easy to find and retrieve by the intended user of its contents.