The critical demands of the aerospace industry led the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) to expand on the ISO 9001 standard, and release a modified standard called AS9100. The AS9100 standard includes the text of ISO 9001, but adds additional requirements for aerospace manufacturers.
Eligible companies would include those firms that build aircraft, spacecraft or related parts and assemblies. Companies seeking to expand their business into the aerospace industry may well wish to consider AS9100 certification. Not every company is eligible to implement AS9100, however: the company must be manufacturing a product that can be used in aerospace. For example, a restaurant may be eligible for ISO 9001, but would not be eligible for AS9100 consideration. As a result, AS9100 companies are a more “exclusive” group, and in many cases AS9100 compliance (or certification) is seen as a “step up” from ISO 9001.
Because AS9100 includes ISO 9001, companies who implement AS9100 are automatically implementing ISO 9001 as well. Companies that choose to pursue third party AS9100 certification therefore receive a dual certification. Oxebridge can assist in getting the company ready for a successful audit on the first attempt.
AS9100 certification includes exclusive entry in the OASIS (Online Aerospace Supplier Information System) database. The OASIS information is made available to aerospace primes and registrars; therefore, being listed in the OASIS database means your company is put in front of buyers within the aerospace primes, exposing you to all the potential contracts that they may have to offer.
Oxebridge’s experience with aerospace enables it to include AS9100 in Rapid ISO 9001 Implementation, usually at no additional cost. By doing so, Oxebridge has been able to introduce new suppliers to the aerospace market, not only getting their systems registered to ISO 9001 and AS9100, but also boosting their bottom line by opening an entirely new industry to them.
Oxebridge has also worked directly with the authors of AS9100 to ensure our Implementation Program meets the standard’s requirements each and every time.
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