AS9100 is an aerospace standard based on the ISO 9001 quality system requirements.
AS9100 takes the ISO 9001 requirements and supplements them with additional quality system requirements, which are established by the aerospace industry in order to satisfy DOD, NASA and FAA quality requirements. The intent of the standard is to establish a single quality management system for use within the aerospace industry.
The standard is supported by the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG). The official title of AS9100 is "AS9100 Quality Management Systems – Requirements for Aviation, Space and Defense Organizations".
AS9100 is a product of an international effort to establish a single quality management system for use within the aerospace industry.
The industry requires their subcontractors and suppliers to be AS9100 certified. By acieving certification to AS9100, suppliers can gain a competitive advantage and benefit from the improved processes and continuous improvement that is the foundation of ISO 9001 certified Quality Management Systems.