Getting started with AS9100 Aerospace Quality Management

Quality management in the aerospace industry can be the defining factor between financial success and costly mistakes. AS9100 can standardize the way you work and secure a solid industry reputation.  


What is AS9100 Aerospace Quality Management?

AS9100 (BS EN 9100) is the single common quality management standard for the aerospace industry. It is used and supported by the world’s leading aerospace companies and throughout their supply chains. AS9100 can be used by organizations across the aerospace sector, including design, manufacturing, maintenance and distributing companies. If you certify to the standard you can be confident that you have an effective quality aviation management system in place. AS9100 may also be essential to achieving your trade license, making it essential now and in the future.  


What are the benefits of AS9100 Aerospace Quality Management?

  • Reduce the risk product or service mistakes and fatal failures
  • Demonstrate effective quality management to achieve a license to trade
  • Get a listing in the Online Supplier Information System (OASIS) database
  • Become a preferred supplier and gain customer and stakeholder trust
  • Continually improve and win international growth opportunities 


How to get certified to ISO/IEC 20000-1

  1. ISO/IEC 2000-1 Service Management system certification should be hassle-free. You’ll be appointed a BSI Client Manager, a trusted expert with relevant industry experience to your business, who can guide you through the process.

    The steps to ISO/IEC 20000-1 certification:

    1. ISO/IEC 20000-1 gap analysis

    An optional service which takes place before your assessment visits. We’ll take a closer look at your existing information security management system and compare it with the requirements of the ISO/IEC 20000-1 standard. It’s a really cost effective way to check if there are any areas you need to work on before we carry out a formal assessment.

    2. Formal assessment

    A two-stage process. First your BSI Client Manager will review your organization’s readiness for assessment by checking if the necessary ISO/IEC 20000-1 procedures and controls have been developed in your organization. We will share the details of our findings with you so that if we find gaps, you can close them. Next, if all the requirements are in place, we’ll assess the implementation of the procedures and controls within your organization to make sure that they are working effectively as required for certification of ISO/IEC 20000-1. 

    3. Certification and beyond

    When you achieve certification you’ll receive your BSI ISO/IEC 20000-1 certificate which is valid for three years. Your BSI Client Manager will visit you regularly to make sure your system doesn’t just remain compliant, but it continually improves and adds value to your organization.