CVG Strategy has implemented AS9100 at several companies over the past few years, and its AS9100 Consulting services are focused on helping small- to medium-sized operations.
AS9100 is a widely adopted and standardized quality management system for the aerospace industry. It was released in October, 1999, by the Society of Automotive Engineers and the European Association of Aerospace Industries. It is based on ISO 9001, and includes all the requirements of ISO 9001, while adding additional requirements relating to quality and safety. Many major aerospace manufacturers and suppliers worldwide require compliance and/or registration to AS9100 as a condition of doing business with them.
The new AS9100D (AS9100D) uses the High Level System (HLS) established when ISO 9001:2015 was released in the fall of 2015. Anyone upgrading from AS9100C to AS9100D has until September 2018 to complete the transition.
- Regulatory organizations interfaces
- Configuration Management
- Design and Development V& V., & V&V testing
- Control of changes in Production Process
- Control of production equipment, tools, NC machines
- Control of work in outside facilities
- Control of service operations
- First Article Inspection
- Inspection documentation
Does this apply to my company?
Many Defense companies, in addition to those making aircraft and aircraft components and subsystems, are requiring their suppliers to have an AS9100D Certified Quality Management System. If you are making parts or providing services for defense systems or components, and you have not had this requirement made yet, it is only a matter of time. AS9100D is already commonly known as a hard requirement to do business with Lockheed, Boeing, Northrop, Cessna, Embraer and others. In the past three years, Harris, DRS, L-3, General Dynamics and many other major defense manufacturers and contractors are requiring that their supply chain all have AS9100D quality systems.
What does AS9100 Consulting by CVG Strategy provide?
- AS9100 Consulting and Training
- GAP Analysis and Reporting
- QMS Plan and Schedule
- Preparation of Procedures, Work Instructions, Forms and Policy
- Internal Auditor Training
- Pre-Audit Support
- Post-Audit Support
There are many AS9100 Consulting companies providing support in AS9100D and all of our quality experts are Exemplar Global Certified Lead Auditors for AS9100D. What makes CVG Strategy different is that we have managed manufacturing companies who make parts for aerospace and defense. We understand your challenges and are sensitive to not overdoing a quality system. We fine-tune our statement of work depending on your capability and goals. Some clients have us serve as an advisor while they generate the documentation and implement the program themselves. Others outsource the Quality Manager role to one of our experts, and we write the complete documentation set and provide all the training.