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AS/EN 9100

AS/EN 9100 series Aviation, Space and Defence

AS/EN 9100 is the internationally recognised Quality Management System (QMS), for the aerospace industry. It helps organisations continually improve, focus on meeting customer requirements, and ensure customer satisfaction. Revised versions of the standards were published in 2016.

All organisations currently certified to AS/EN 9100/9110/9120 will need to successfully transition to the 2016 version by 15th September 2018. All audits after 15 June 2017 will be to the revised standards.

BSI has published a guide designed to help you meet the requirements of the new aerospace standard for Quality Management Systems (QMS) AS/EN 9100/ 9110/9120:2016, which replace the previous versions. These are based on ISO 9001:2015, which replaced ISO 9001:2008. They specify the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving a QMS for any organization, in aviation, space and defence regardless of size.

Why is AS 9100 changing?

AS/EN 9100 is being updated to keep in line with ISO 9001:2015 and it will help the aviation space and defence industries in the following ways: 

  • Ensure best practice and continual improvement
  • To deliver quality products that ensure safety
  • One management system throughout the supply chain.
  • Enhanced product traceability requirements to support latest regulatory changes
  • To meet statutory, regulatory, and customer industry requirements
  • Improved application of risk management

What are the key changes?

AS/EN 9100 is being updated to keep in line with ISO 9001:2015 and it will help the aviation space and defence industries in the following ways:

  • Ensure best practice and continual improvement
  • To deliver quality products that ensure safety
  • One management system throughout the supply chain.
  • Enhanced product traceability requirements to support latest regulatory changes
  • To meet statutory, regulatory, and customer industry requirements
  • Improved application of risk management

The revised standard will be much less prescriptive than the previous versions and can be used as more agile business improvement tools. This means that you can make the new standards relevant to the requirements of your organisation to gain sustainable business improvements.

What do you need to do?

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