The aerospace industry - which spans aviation, space and defence - is arguably the most highly regulated sector in the world and businesses are facing new challenges every day.
In order to satisfy regulators and customers alike, the globally-recognised AS 9100 certification from LRQA delivers market access, compliance, reliability and a transparent commitment to global supply chain safety and quality excellence.
AS 9100 Series comprises of three standards namely AS 9100 (aerospace organisations), AS 9110 (aviation maintenance) and AS 9120 (aerospace distributors) and was established by the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG). All are based on the international quality management system (QMS) standard ISO 9001 and incorporate additions and interpretations specific to the aerospace industries.
At LRQA, we pride ourselves in being the market leader in delivering aerospace certification and training services throughout the aerospace industry in accordance with the global IAQG certification scheme AS 9104-001 and we work with organisations to help them meet their certification requirements.
Remote audits provide you with a fast and flexible way to maintain your audit schedule. They help reduce carbon footprint associated with travel, as well as health and safety risks for people working on hazardous sites or hard to reach areas. Outcomes are consistent with onsite audits, so the integrity of your audit and accredited certification remains the same.
Benefits of AS 9100
End-to-end supply chain management
Certification to AS 9100 helps you optimise your organisation’s supply chain and build mutually beneficial relationships with your suppliers. By working together, delivery times and costs may be reduced, which ultimately reaches the customer, improving satisfaction and winning repeat business.
Employee engagement and decision making
By helping define and map your management system processes, AS 9100 ensures employee involvement and buy-in to meet customer satisfaction goals. Leadership is imperative to the success of your AS 9100 system, to make those all-important decisions to ensure continual improvement.
Improved efficiency and continual improvement
AS 9100 certification requires your organisation to use a process-based approach to operations and processes within your organisation. Continual improvement is one of the core principles in AS 9100, and is the process to help improve your management system over time and therefore your business performance. It helps reduce inefficiencies and ensures a smooth product and service delivery, as well as reduced costs to your business.
Need help with AS9100?
LRQA has been at the forefront of aerospace standards development, and a market leader in certification and training, for more than 30 years. We specialise in management systems compliance for the aerospace industry, including AS9100 training, AS9100 gap analysis, and AS9100 assessment & certification.
At LRQA we explore every problem thoroughly with exacting, analytical precision leaving no stone unturned, no question unanswered, to draw precise conclusions.
Why work with us?
LRQA was the first certification body to receive an official endorsement from the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), giving your organisation confidence our assessors have the expertise to carry out your assessment. We not only understand the potential in cutting-edge ideas but apply this knowledge in ways which guarantee impact both today and over the long-term.
Our assessors are aerospace engineers and industry specialists whom we match to your business needs, enabling an effective and comprehensive audit of your systems.