What is-AS9102 Aerospace Implementation & Quality Management Systems- ISO Pros #3

What Is Aerospace AS9102?

To destinate your business to a specific area or industry, you will have to follow certain norms to ensure your company is going in the right direction and manufacturing quality products. In the Aerospace industry, this isn’t an exception. This is why you need to be familiar with what you must follow and the correct normative for the manufacturing or fabrication of the components you will offer in the market.

For Aerospace companies, AS9102 is one of the most crucial normative to be updated with, in order to guarantee and establish documentation requirements for the FAI (First Article Inspection). Regardless of the engineering design and aerospace components you are fabricating—or planning to—as a company, if it is new or maybe, revised, you must make sure all requirements are met.

For this, you can comply in Aerospace AS9012 which will guide you in the elements and parts that need to be met in order for a product or component in this industry to be certified and approved to provide it to the customer in the future. This standard and many others in the Aerospace industry are usually updated after a few years where more instructions or normative is added to the major elements you need to consider:

  • Tooling.
  • Documentation.
  • Quality.

Or new ones are added in order to cover a new element or section during the production or manufacturing of the aerospace component. You might find yourself into several standards once you start implementing this one. However, some are required while others are considered more as options that could improve your company or production.

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Who needs AS9102?

All companies in the Aerospace industry will find this standard quite useful and necessary to improve the components they are producing. However, those that are fabricating a piece for the first time or carrying out an inspection will find themselves in more need than any other. After all, you—like the company—will be able to determine if there’s a part or issue with the component before determining if it meets all the requirements. 

If it does have an issue, following the AS9102 is going to be useful to also determine why the component or piece isn’t perfect for what you are trying to achieve. This is going to simplify the process of identifying the problems with a component for the first time and help you determine right away the reason behind it or them. Now, the range of the companies that can follow or apply this normative is quite wider than expected or most people think. 

If you are a company that is completely focused on producing aerospace components or parts and the entire production process is in your hands, you will find into it sooner than later. However, companies that are related to the industry or play a different role during the production of these components also need to consider this standard. We are sure you are more than curious to start with it and get to know more about how it can be applied in your company. 

But if there is something you must know is that AS9102 isn’t a certification you need to obtain to have your company or produce the components. Then, why would you need it? Because it will ensure you reduce the costs in your processes and the quality of your products during the first review will allow you to produce nothing but the best. 

There are several benefits that move aerospace companies to include it into the standards and certifications for their company. Especially when it is aiming for a large production since meeting all the normative can allow you—or any other company in the industry—to access other areas in aerospace, which is equal to opportunities.

Is it easy to obtain the certification?

Meeting an entire normative is never simple or easy when you know there will be several requirements and elements involved. Also, the organization, company, or entity that provides you—and, of course, assist you during it—plays an important role in obtaining it. Therefore, how can you approach this goal and mission to ensure your company and the aerospace components you fabricate or are related to will meet all the requirements and be nothing more but “perfect”?

At ISO Pros, we can help you to obtain a certification in Aerospace AS9102 that will show customers and people in general, how competent your company is in fabricating parts for air vehicles. We have consultants, auditors, and experts who will help you to go through all the processes involved with the normative. Starting with the selection of random pieces in your production, which will be evaluated and used to determine if any of them has or presents some issues.

The First Article Inspection (FAI) is crucial, and we know companies can have a hard time when trying to mark as done all the steps to meet every requirement. Our professionals will help you to go through all of them successfully and ensure your aerospace components won’t have issues. And if they do, identifying the reasons behind those components considered failures in the production world, will be much easier than you imagine.

You can trust our company since it has a large record in helping aerospace companies through a systematic and rapid way to implement ISO. Accelerating documentation processes, evaluations, workshops, and making sure that the requirements and necessary improvements are specific for your organization will be our priority. We have supported and provided guidance to thousands of companies in the United States, and we assure you all of them obtained the certification through a much easier and simpler implementation.

To know more about this standard or get the certification from our company—which is one of the top ones in the country from where you can acquire it—make sure to let us know. By the end of the implementation, your documents, quality of the products, issues, and defects, will be identified and the reasons behind circumstantial problems affecting the production won’t be a mystery.

Just remember something: obtaining the certification depends—mostly—in your efforts and commitment in meeting all the requirements set in the standard.