Accreditation for Aviation, Space, and Defense Management Systems

The aviation, space, and defense AQMS standards contain the requirements of ISO 9001 and additional industry requirements. Many major AS&D manufacturers require that their direct suppliers be AS certified and recommend that all of the AS&D supply chain 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). ANAB is recognized to accredit CBs to AS9100, AS9110, and AS9120 AQMS standards.

A CB must conform to ISO/IEC 17021-1 and be accredited for ISO9001 by ANAB (or another IAF MLA signatory) for at least 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 AS9100 application, AS9110 application, and AS9120 application 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 - Requirements 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

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

Supplemental Rules and Resolutions

Also see requirements for QMS accreditation

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