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AS 9100D:2018 Certification

AS 9100D:2018

AS9100D:2018 specifies the requirement for the international management system standard in the Aircraft, Space and Defense (AS&D) industry. It symbolizes the quality management or QMS for the aerospace industry. The standard provides suppliers with a complete quality system for providing safe and authentic products to the aerospace industry.

Top most companies that are involved in this certification are companies involved in designing, developing and production of flight, space, and defense products.

The Aircraft, Space, and Defense (AS&D) industries needs AS9100 certified suppliers. This certification must be issued by Certification Bodies (CBs) recognized by the AS standards which are recognized by the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG).

AS 9100 has been approved by or major Aerospace regulators, including:

  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)


  •   To show and assess that your organization is consistently capable of providing products and services that meet customer requirements and comply with all relevant statutory and regulatory requirements.
  •   To showcase that an organization can enhance customer satisfaction because it is consistently capable of continually improving both its products and services and its practices and processes.


  •   This standard helps to improve the internal processes to maintain high-end quality and achieve customer expectations.
  •   Implementing this standard requires that the business processes are monitored to improve efficiency, make continual improvements and helps in productivity improvement.
  •   Ensure product safety and reliability.
  •   Improve the balance sheet and profitability.
  •   Enhance global marketability.
  •   Regulated on one audit body and eliminates multiple assessments in the aviation industry.

Aerospace Basic Quality System Standard

This standard which is ISO certified is related to the aerospace industry is the AS9001. This standard has its roots in the earlier version, the AS9000.

In view of the insufficiency of the ISO 9000; the ISO prepared an international standard that came to be called the AS9001. It was created to become a completely global standard in that it adapted the standards present in the aerospace industries in many countries.

Revisions to the AS9001

Till this year, AS9001 standard has undergone three revisions. These revisions for the standards were carried out in 2001, 2004 and 2009.