How does AS9120 differ from AS9100?

As was mentioned in the article How does AS9110 & AS9120 relate to AS9100 Rev D?, AS9100 Rev D is not the only standard available for creating an aerospace Quality Management System (QMS). The AS9120 Rev B standard is available for companies who are aviation, space and defense distributors who …

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How to meet AS9100 requirements as a defense subcontractor

AS9100 Rev D is specifically used by aircraft, space, and defense organizations to create an aerospace Quality Management System (QMS), but even within the aerospace industry these three types of companies are very different. So, if you are a defense subcontractor in particular, how does this affect your implementation of …

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Importance of ethical behavior according to AS9100 Rev D

When using the requirements of AS9100 Rev D to create your aerospace quality management system (QMS), you will find that  some of them refer to ensuring that people understand the importance of ethical behavior. So, what does ethical behavior according to AS9100 mean and what do you need to do …

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Do you really need an AS9100 Rev D consultant?

Many companies choose to use a consultant when they implement AS9100 Rev D, but is this a necessity? Some companies find it helpful to have a consultant aid them in considering all the factors necessary to create a successful aerospace Quality Management System (QMS), but there are pros and cons …

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How to choose an AS9100 Rev D certification body

The end goal of using AS9100 Rev D to create your aerospace Quality Management System (QMS) is to gain certification to be able to demonstrate that you meet all the necessary requirements. In a previous article, AS9100 Rev D certification process: What are the main steps?, we looked at the …

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AS9100 Rev D certification process: What are the main steps?

Once you implement AS9100 Rev D, it can be difficult and confusing to understand the certification for your aerospace Quality Management System (QMS). In a previous article, 13 implementation steps for AS9100 Rev D, we discussed the entire implementation process, and in this article we focus on the AS9100 certification …

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Acceptance authority media (AAM) in AS9100 Rev D

In the AS9100 Rev D aerospace quality management system (QMS), we learned that some companies will use acceptance authority media (AAM) as a way of knowing who has approved products. While not every company uses AAM, this is common enough in the aerospace industry that requirements for control are included in …

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How to meet traceability requirements in an AS9100D-based QMS

The AS9100 Rev D includes requirements for the aerospace quality management system (QMS) with regards to identification and traceability. These requirements include not only the standard requirements of ISO 9001:2015, but also supplementary requirements for the aerospace industry. So, exactly how are you supposed to implement the AS9100 traceability requirements in …

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Connection between Nadcap and AS9100 Rev D – Which one do you need?

When considering the implementation of AS9100 Rev D to create an aerospace quality management system (QMS) many aerospace companies will also need to consider Nadcap (formerly spelled NADCAP) and how this applies to their company. Do you need Nadcap? Do you need AS9100? Which one should you do first? To …

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PEAR form: Is it required in AS9100 Rev D

Implementing an aerospace quality management system (QMS) using the requirements of AS9100 Rev D will help you to create a world-recognized management system that focuses on improvement and customer satisfaction. While the standard includes the requirements of what is needed for a company to successfully achieve the aims of customer …

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How much does AS9100 Rev D implementation cost?

How much is this going to cost? This is one of the first questions that will be asked of you when you suggest using the requirements of AS9100 Rev D to implement an aerospace Quality Management System (QMS) for your company. It is no surprise that top management is most …

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How long does AS9100 implementation take?

When starting on the implementation of AS9100 Rev D to create your aerospace Quality Management System (QMS), one of the first answers that top management wants to know is how long it will take. Unfortunately, there is not one simple answer to this question, because the implementation differs from company …

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AS9100 consultant: How to choose the right one

Sometimes it is more efficient to get some help implementing the AS9100 Rev D aerospace quality management system (QMS). If you have chosen to do this, you will be looking for a consultant to give you a hand. Unsurprisingly, not every consultant is equal, and choosing the right one for your …

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How to address risks and opportunities in AS9100

The latest version of AS9100 Rev D includes two separate considerations for addressing risk in the aerospace quality management system (QMS). One is new to the standard: clause 6.1 Actions to address risks and opportunities and comes from incorporating ISO 9001:2015. The other, clause 8.1.1 Operational risk management, was included …

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Practical guidance on preventing counterfeit parts by applying AS9100 Rev D

In AS9100 Rev D, the new requirements for understanding and implementing processes for preventing the use of counterfeit parts within your aerospace Quality Management System (QMS) reflects a growing concern within the aerospace industry of the use of parts that are not what they claim to be. If this applies …

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