AS9110C Quality Management Systems – Requirements for Aviation Maintenance Organizations
What is AS9110C?
AS9110C is an international standard that is derived from AS9100D but is specifically used to define the quality system requirements for organizations who’s focus is the maintenance and repair of commercial, private, and military aircraft. AS9110C is made for organizations with NAA repair station certification and is also intended to be used by organizations whose aircraft maintenance and repair operations are autonomous or are substantially different than their production operations.
Published by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the standard specifies requirements for the quality management system when an organization:
Needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.
Aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.
The requirements in this standard are complimentary (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 and to maintain AS9110C certification, an organization will be subjected to annual or regularly scheduled audits where the organization's compliance with the standard is evaluated by the certifying body.