Standards and Auditing : AS9000


Standards Outlook: Group Effort

by Cressionnie, L.L. "Buddy"

When users think about AS9100, they typically think only of the AS9100 quality management system standard and not about the other products and services the International Aerospace Quality Group provides to the aviation, space and defense industry....


Expert Answers: June 2012

by QP Staff

Continuous vs. discrete data ... Get IT under control ... You must measure ......


Standards Outlook: Variation Reduction

by Gordon, Dale K.

With the latest revision of the common standards in early 2009, it was also time to do a major update of the auditor authentication process....


Standards Outlook: Hand in Hand

by Cressionnie, L.L. "Buddy"

Beginning July 1, all aviation, space and defense (AS&D) quality management system (QMS) certification body audits were required to be conducted according to a newly released AS&D QMS standard....


Standard Outlook: In Transition

by Cressionnie, L.L. "Buddy"

The 30-month transition period for the aviation, space and defense (AS&D) quality management system (QMS) standard began Jan. 1. With plenty of time to get familiar with the QMS documents, organizations are striving to meet their requirements....


Standards Outlook: Above and Beyond

by Gordon, Dale K.

Much has happened in the last year to aerospace industry quality management system standards, three of which were updated to account for ISO 9001:2008. They were also expanded to be more inclusive of broader market requirements....


Standards Outlook: Ready for Takeoff

by Cressionnie, L.L. "Buddy"

The International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) is putting finishing touches on the next revision of AS9100, the quality management system (QMS) standard for the aviation, space and defense (AS&D) industries....


Standards Outlook: AS&D Standards? Revisions to Improve Supplier Performance

by Cressionnie, L.L. “Buddy”

The International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) is revising the IAQG 9100 family of standards1 to stay aligned with changes to ISO 9001,...


AS9003: An Aerospace Standard For the Little Guy

by Bravener, Lee C.

AS9003, Inspection and Test Quality System, represents the return to a traditional aerospace industry approach to quality management that existed before the adoption of the ISO 9000 quality standards. While most large manufacturers and suppliers have...


The Role of Repair Stations

by Tarach, Ron

In order to ensure quality, safety, and security, aviation repair stations rely on a manual detailing regulations and guidelines encompassing quality, operations, materials management, and human resources. Aviation Product Support (APS) has internal...


A case study demonstrates the value of ISO 9000 derivatives.

by Gordon, Dale K.

Case study shows different needs exist when safety is at stake

Consequently, BIG Parts missed all the customer flowdown supplier control issues and production inspection requirements such as sampling plans and gage verifications prior to production. While there were procedures and processes in place to trace critical...


The past, present and future direction of aerospace quality standards.

by Gordon, Dale K.

Designed to solve problem of duplication and contradiction

Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers in the aerospace community are very concerned about the proliferation of standards used to define quality system requirements. These requirements were translated into company specific documents and sen...


Management System Standards Poised for Momentum Boost

by Daniels, Susan E.

Growth in the standards industry is driven by: the ISO 9000 revision; proliferation of sector specific standards; the importance of environmental management; and the future of health and safety management standards. ISO 9000:2000 will be completed...


The pros and cons of sector-specific standards.

by Norris, Leslie

Paperwork nightmare, or increased benefits?

Sector-specific quality standards are requirements developed by a particular industry to address specific needs or requirements. As long as they [sector-specific standards] are based on the ISO 9001 standard, they are good. Considering their role in stand...


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