The AS 9100:2016 series of standards is based on international Quality Management System (QMS) standard ISO 9001:2015. The AS 9100:2016 Series incorporates additions and interpretations specific to the aviation, space and defence industries.
Emphasis is placed on areas deemed to have the greatest impact on safety, reliability and regulatory compliance for aerospace products. Certification to AS 9100 offers benefits to suppliers that currently need to demonstrate sector specific compliance. This has significant advantages in helping reduce or eliminate multiple assessments with the additional advantages of reduction in disruption to the business, associated paperwork and costs.
In addition to the changes required by ISO 9001:2015, the revision to AS 9100 aims to make the standard easier to use and provide clarity in order to further address the needs of interested parties across the industry.
The LRQA AS 9100:2016 Overview will give you further information on the changes introduced within the series and how AS 9100:2016 certification will benefit your organisation.