AS9100 Supplier Flow-down Requirements

AS9100 Supplier Flow-down Requirements

AS9100 is the international quality management system standard for the aviation, space and defense industry that provides suppliers with requirements for creating and maintaining a comprehensive quality system for providing safe and reliable products to the ASD industry. These requirements have the trickle-down benefit of also meeting civil and military requirements.

This quality standard, developed by Working Group 11 of ISO TC20 and supported by the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG), has been endorsed by all major aerospace regulators, including the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the U.S. Department of Defense, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

The AS9100 standard, which is accepted worldwide, specifies the Quality Management System (QMS) requirements to be documented and implemented by companies designing, developing and manufacturing aerospace products. A QMS is a collection of the company policies, processes, documented procedures, and records that define how a company operates in order to provide products and services. The AS9100 standard provides guidelines to help make sure important elements are included so that an aerospace QMS is successful.

Once these requirements are met, a company can apply for AS9100 registration, and a company can be awarded an AS9100 certificate. The AS9100 certificate cannot be awarded to an individual, only to an organization. However, the size of the organization can be anywhere from one person up to any larger number. The certificate is good for a 3-year period before certification must be applied for again.

The Toolroom is AS9100 certified and requires its suppliers of ASD parts and materials to be AS9100 certified as well.

Terms & Conditions

  • As a supplier to The Toolroom, you agree to comply (where applicable) design, test, inspection, verification (including production process verification), use of statistical techniques for product acceptance, related instructions for acceptance and critical items including key characteristics. Test specimens (production method, number, storage conditions) for design approval inspection/verification, investigation or auditing.
  • We require notification of a nonconforming product and prior authorization must be obtained prior to disposition. Changes in product and/or process, change of suppliers and/or change in manufacturing facility location requires prior authorization by our organization. Requirements must be flowed down to the supply chain.
  • Right of Access: The Toolroom, its customers and any regulatory authorities shall be granted right of access to applicable areas of all facilities at any level of the supply chain involved in the order and all applicable records to ensure conformance with the requirements.
  • Record Retention: Supplier shall maintain records of inspections, tests, and process controls involved in the order. Unless specified elsewhere, these documents shall be on file, stored and protected in such a manner that they remain legible, readily identifiable and readily available to The Toolroom for no less than 7 years.

 

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