AS9110 Requirements

AS9110 – Quality Management Systems: Aviation, Space & Defense Organizations

Who is eligible to become AS9110 Certified?
Companies that design, develop, and/or produce aviation, space and defense products; and by organizations providing post-delivery support, including the provision of maintenance, spare parts, or materials, for their own products.  Learn the details of AS9110 requirements with Requirements Training.

AS9110 starts with ISO 9001 and adds new requirements for the aerospace industry.  You can compare AS9110 to ISO 9001 here.  

The current version of AS9110 is Rev C.  You can buy a copy here.

AS9110 Rev C Summary of Requirements

Section 1: Scope

Talks about the standard and how it applies to organizations and:

  • the importance of a process approach
  • you need to include regulatory requirements of your products & services
  • you need to have processes in place for continual improvement.

Section 2: Normative Reference

References ISO 9000:2015 which should be used along with the standard. It outlines the Quality Management Systems-Fundamentals and Vocabulary

Section 3: Terms and Definitions

Gives definitions used in the standard, including unique AS9110 terms like:

  • 3.1 Risk
  • 3.2 Special Requirements
  • 3.3 Critical Items
  • 3.4 Key Characteristic

Section 4: General Requirements

Gives requirements for the overall Quality Management System Documentation Requirements, including:

Section 5: Management Responsibility

Gives requirements for Management’s role in the QMS

  • Management Responsibility
  • Quality Policy & Objectives
  • Customer Focus & Customer Satisfaction
  • Management Review

Section 6: Resource Management

Gives requirements for resources including:

Section 7: Product Realization

Gives requirements for:

Section 8: Measurement, Analysis and Improvement

  • Gives requirements on monitoring processes and improving those processes
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Internal Audits
  • Control of Non-Conforming Product
  • Corrective and Preventive Action

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