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Steps to become AS9100 certified


  1. McDae creates a Quality Management System customized to your company
  2. McDae trains your employees and helps you implement that system
  3. McDae audits the system in preparation for certification
  4. McDae partners with you to select your registrar to certify your system


AS9100

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AS9100 is an aerospace standard based on the ISO 9001 quality system requirements which includes additional requirements to satisfy DOD, NASA and FAA quality requirements. The intent of the standard is to establish a single quality management system for use within the aerospace industry. The standard is supported by the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG). 


AS9100 includes the quality management standards for the aviation, space and defense industry, and is used by the world’s leading aerospace companies and applied throughout their supply chains. AS9100 can be used by organizations across the sector, including design, manufacturing, maintenance, and distributing companies. For company's seeking to become suppliers of large aerospace OEM's it should be noted that AS9100 is a pre-requisite for consideration to become a supplier.

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How the PDCA cycle is represented in the standard:

Sections 4, 5, and 6 - The "planning" sections

Sections 7 and 8 - The "doingsections

Section 9 - The "checkingsection

Section 10 - The "actingsection

You can also break the standard down into the following 4 levels:


Level 1 - Quality Manual, Policy, Objectives, and QMS Processes (Why we do what we do)


Level 2 - QMS Procedures (When we do what we do and who does it)


Level 3 - QMS Work Instructions, Forms, Matrices (How we do what we do)


Level 4 - QMS Records (Proof that we did what we said we would do)

Examples of AS9100 elements include:

  • All of the ISO 9001 Categories
  • Designated Management Representative
  • Operational Risk Management
  • First Article Inspection
  • Register of Calibrated Equipment
  • Register of Approved Suppliers
  • Rendering Scrap Physically Unusable
  • Right of Access to Audit Suppliers
  • Controlling Acceptance Authority Media

  • Counterfeit Parts Prevention
  • Product Safety 
  • Foreign Object Debris Awareness (FOD)
  • Control of Work Transfers
  • Product Accountability
  • Configuration Management
  • Design & Development Verification Test Plans
  • Equipment / Tool / Software Control
  • Validation of Special Processes