The International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG ) released AS9100D, as well PrEN 9100, SJAC 9100 current version models based on transition to ISO 9001 - F-35current version is AS9100 C, take note to the changes from ISO 9001 and updating AS9100. AS9100 may flow into the Annex SL in a next revision. Reminder, AS9100 is QMS-based for regulatory purpose.

The requirements of AS9100D are brought into the AS9100C version, thus content wise variation is not that significantly different than adding AS9100C requirements to ISO 9001:2008 and now 2015 version based Annex SL with administrative and technical requirements. The AS9100C specifics clauses relate requirements for:

  • Configuration Management
  • Reliability
  • Maintainability
  • Safety
  • Special Processes
  • Validation and verification process at Design stages
  • Approve and review subcontractor/supplier
  • Verification of purchases
  • Life cycle considering from design
  • Product documentation
  • Product / Process changes are controlled
  • Control of software and componentry to automated aided processes
  • Control of work performed outside of premises/organisation
  • Added internal audit requirements
  • First article inspection ("first piece inspection" controls)
  • Review and effective disposition of nonconformity

It is important to note that 3rd Party Registrar auditor must be competent in the avionics / aerospace industry (to perform 3rd party auditing), applying AS9101.

BOEING has asked its base of suppliers to undertake the transition of their management systems from quality systems such as D1-9000, MIL-Q-9858A, MIL-I-45208... to the current revision of AS9100 based Boeing Quality Management System.

We advice to verify and validate AS9100:2009 (C) requirements mandate with your (OEM) customer's Procurement.

AS9120, Quality Management Systems

Aerospace Requirements for Stocklist Distributors, has been published. The standard is based on current ISO 9001 and specifies additional requirements that are applicable to distributors.

Note: The additional requirements are highlighted in the AS9120 document by bold, italic text. AS9120 can be obtained through


Aerospace Maintenance and Repair Facilities is a document that it is in progress.

For more information and obtain the aerospace specification visit or within SAE



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