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AS9100D audit

The Value of AS9100D

AS9100D - Requirements for Aviation, Space, & Defense Organizations

What is AS9100D?

AS9100D is a company level certification based on a standard published by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) titled "Quality Management Systems - Requirements for Aviation, Space and Defense Organizations".

This certification is for organizations doing business in the aerospace industry such as manufacturers, contractors, and suppliers. 


AS9100D emphasizes: 


  • Product Safety

  • Counterfeit Parts Prevention

  • Risk requirements along with an increased emphasis on risks in operational processes

  • Awareness of individual contribution to product and service quality and safety along with ethical behavior

  • Human Factors as a consideration in nonconformity management and corrective action

  • Configuration Management clarification and improved to address stakeholder needs


The requirements in this standard are not an alternative to customer/applicable statutory or regulatory requirements. In cases of conflict, the customer/applicable statutory or regulatory requirements will take priority. Certifications are issued by third party certifying bodies. 


For an organization to maintain AS9100D certification, they will be subjected to annual or regularly scheduled audits where the organization's compliance with the standard is evaluated by the certifying body. 

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