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Mark Hammar

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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Mark Hammar

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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Mark Hammar

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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Mark Hammar

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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Mark Hammar

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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Mark Hammar

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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Mark Hammar

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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Mark Hammar

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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Mark Hammar

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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Mark Hammar

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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Mark Hammar

How to implement product safety requirements according to AS9100 Rev D

AS9100 Rev D has introduced new requirements for identifying and placing control for product safety into your aerospace Quality Management System (QMS), but these requirements can be confusing for many companies that have not identified product safety issues in the past. This article tells you how to interpret the product …

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Mark Hammar

How to document roles and responsibilities according to AS9100 Rev D

Roles and responsibilities are critical to the proper functioning of the aerospace Quality Management System (QMS), and they need to be defined by top management of the company. This is one of the key requirements of leadership in AS9100 Rev D; but, as with all requirements of the standard, there …

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Mark Hammar

How to write the AS9100D Quality Policy

The Quality Policy is written to communicate the main goal that top management wants to be achieved by the AS9100 Rev D Quality Management System (QMS). As such, the Quality Policy is one of the most important statements made in the aerospace Quality Management System, as this policy aligns the …

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Mark Hammar

12 most important human factors to consider according to AS9100 Rev D

AS9100 Rev D contains a couple of requirements that include the consideration of human factors when designing the aerospace Quality Management System (QMS) for your company. These requirements include considering actions to prevent human error (clause 8.5.1g) and thinking about causes of nonconformity that come from human factors when processing corrective …

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Mark Hammar

What is FOD according to AS9100 Rev D?

When reviewing AS9100 Rev D for the requirements needed to create your aerospace Quality Management System (QMS), you will come across several requirements for “prevention, detection, and removal of foreign objects.” So, the question arises, what does this mean, and how does it apply to your business? Here is a …

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