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AS9100 “C” Revisions

Friday, September 11, 2009 · 0 comments

Overall Changes and Important Additions from Revision “B” and ISO 9001.

The focus of the AS9100C requirements added to ISO 9001 is on the Aerospace & Defense Industry needs. An important point is that a company currently registered to ISO 9001 that also has automotive requirements such as APQP, FMEA & PPAP built into their system or with staff that is familiar with these requirements will have an easier time upgrading their current system.
Production Process Verification (Basically the “First Article Inspection” FAI) and Work Transfer processes are AS9100 Specific, but companies experienced in PPAP will find that they are quite prepared to meet these requirements.
The main new requirements in AS9100C focus on: Project Management, Risk Management, and changes to Configuration Management. A company with a strong, documented design and product launch process will find that they meet many of these requirements and will have appropriate process in which to add any additional items required. Companies that do not have formal processes for the above items will find a great amount of benefit in establishing and implementing these processes (Increasing efficiency & quality and reducing risk).

Registration / Certification Note: Most registrars are not expecting to be qualified to register companies to the new revision until late 2009 or early 2010. This gives companies that are currently registered to AS9100B and companies working on implementation time to address the changed requirements.

Goal and Objectives of Changes to AS9100C as defined by IAQG
· Incorporate ISO 9001: 2008 Changes
· Expand the AS9100 scope to include Aviation, Space & Defense (Land and Sea based
· Increased focus on on-time and on-quality deliveries
· Clarify where documented procedures are required
· Expansion of scope to include:

o Risk Management
o Project Management
o Configuration Management
o Critical Items and special requirements

· There was extensive stakeholder involvement in revision effort to ensure the standard was recognized by many different industry “Customers” and regulatory bodies.

Key Changes to the standard requirements: (AS9100B to AS9100C)

As defined by International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG), there are:6 additions, 8 revisions, 3 deletions

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009 · 0 comments

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I have worked with hundreds of companies in a wide range of industries during the past eight years as president of MSG. In addition to building a successful business, I have facilitated the implementation of ISO 17025, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, APQP, CMMI & SPICE. I have also trained on Project Management, Time Management and Lean Concepts, and more recently implemented and trained on AS 9100 and AS 9006 as well as DO178B requirements.