Accreditation for Aerospace Management Systems

The aerospace AS standards contain the requirements of ISO 9001 and additional industry requirements. Some major aerospace manufacturers recommend their suppliers be AS certified. This certification must be issued by CBs accredited to the AS standards by a body recognized by the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) or the Americas Aerospace Quality Group (AAQG). ANAB is recognized to accredit CBs to AS9100, AS9110, and AS9120.

A CB must conform to ISO/IEC 17021 and be accredited for ISO9001 by ANAB (or another IAF MLA signatory) for a year prior to applying for AS accreditation. AS9100, AS9110, and AS9120  are subordinate standard programs in ANAB's fee schedule.

Please refer to the information about the accreditation process at How to Become an ANAB-Accredited Certification Body.

You can view the aerospace AQMS applications in .pdf format to understand specific requirements but the application process must be completed online via ANAB's EQM database; first-time EQM users must register to create an account.


Accreditation Requirements for Management Systems CBs

ANAB Accreditation Rule 29 

Available from SAE:

AS9100: Quality Management Systems - Rquirements for Aviation, Space and Defense Organizations

AS9101: Quality Management Systems Audit Requirements for Aviation, Space, and Defense Organizations

AS9104/1: Requirements for Aviation, Space, and Defense Quality Management System Certification Programs

AS9104/2: Requirements for Oversight of Aerospace Quality Management System Registration/Certification Programs

AS9104/3: Requirements for Aerospace Auditor Competency and Training Courses

AS9110: Quality Management Systems - Requirements for Aviation Maintenance Organizations

AS9111: Quality Management System Assessment for Maintenance Organizations (Based on ISO 9001:2000)

AS9120: Quality Management Systems - Requirements for Aviation, Space and Defense Distributors

AS9121: Stockist Distributors Quality System Questionnaire Associated with AS9120

Supplemental Rules and Resolutions

Also see requirements for QMS accreditation

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