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AS9100D audit

The Value of AS9100D

AS9100D - Requirements for Aviation, Space, & Defense Organizations

What is AS9100D?

AS9100D is more than just a certification; it's a testament to an organization's unwavering commitment to excellence. Developed by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)  titled "Quality Management Systems - Requirements for Aviation, Space and Defense Organizations". AS9100D sets the bar high for quality management systems specifically tailored to the unique demands of the aerospace and defense industries. 

In essence, AS9100D lays out the requirements for companies operating within these critical sectors. It serves as a comprehensive framework encompassing everything from product safety to risk management, counterfeit parts prevention and ethical behavior. 

However, what truly sets AS9100D apart is its holistic approach to quality. It's not merely about meeting regulatory standards – it's about going above and beyond to ensure the utmost safety, reliability, and efficiency in every aspect of operations. 

Whether you're a manufacturer, contractor, or supplier in the aerospace industry, AS9100D certification signifies your dedication to excellence and your ability to meet the rigorous demands of the field. It's a mark of distinction that not only enhances your credibility but also opens doors to new opportunities and partnerships within the industry.​ 



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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