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AS9100 - Quality Management Systems - Aviation, Space and Defense


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Manufacturers in the aviation, aerospace and defense (air, sea and land) industry in Israel and worldwide, require their suppliers and subcontractors to certify their quality management systems according to requirements specific to this industry. This is the appropriate contractual requirement for organizations that manufacture aviation, aerospace and defense products, assemblies and boards, develop hardware or software as well as organizations that perform integration or maintenance.
The AS9100 Standard was prepared by an international organization (SAE Aerospace) under the auspices of IAQG – the umbrella organization of the aviation industry that includes some of the largest companies in the field such as: Boeing Gulfstream, Lockheed Martin, Honeywell, GE, MTU, Airbus etc. Certification in accordance to this standard combines the requirements for SI ISO 9001 and additional requirements (legislative and aviation). Additionally supporting standards were defined for topics such as: Evaluation, Variation of Key Characteristics, Supply Chain Risk Management (AS9103, AS9115, AS9110, AS9120, and AS9102).
Recognition of the Standards Institution of Israel of compatibility with the quality management system in the aviation industry (according to requirements of AS9100) demonstrates that the organization took the necessary steps to ensure its commitment to the quality of its products.

Creating a quality management system in accordance with AS9100 will enable the organization to:

  • Identify and manage processes, collect information and analyze them together for the defined metrics and goals.
  • Comply with contractual requirements and aviation authorities in Israel and worldwide (FAA, EASA, CAAI).
  • Reduce costs over lost materials, poor service, lost customers etc.
  • Drive ongoing processes and plans for improvement (even beyond basic compliance to the requirements).
  • Transition to effective and efficient work processes through process validation (Planning, Production, Assembly, Installation, Service and Management).
  • Traceability across the entire supply-chain from the level of materials, the finished product and unto service, repair and maintenance of aircraft and assemblies.
  • Reduce the number of audits by clients and their extent.
  • Controlled Project Management.
Auditors from the Standards Institution of Israel will assist in verifying that the organization’s quality management system meets the standard’s requirements, and where improvements are necessary. Certification according to AS9100 also indicates that the organization meets requirements for ISO 9001.
The audits are done by auditors from the Standards Institution of Israel. Our auditors received the required training and were certified for the field of aviation.
The audit is documented using a special checklist (AS9101).

The path to certification

Certification is done after implementation of an intra-organizational process, in which, per the standard requirements, the organization’s Quality Management System in Aviation, Space and Defense, is successfully implemented. In order to start the process, it is recommended to purchase the standard at the Standards Institution information center, to learn the requirements and to participate in appropriate training. Additionally, consultants that specialize in quality management system for aviation space and defense can be used, and the Standards Institution of Israel can conduct a preliminary audit to review the gaps.
The process should be seen as an opportunity for improvement by a team from the organization that will receive support and involvement of management. At the end of the process, auditors of the Standards Institution of Israel that are independent will perform the certifying audit that confirms that the organization’s Quality Management System in Aviation, Space and Defense is appropriate.

Required Steps

The Client The Standards Institution of Israel
Registration with the  Standards Institution of Israel Sending a bid that includes: Checking procedures and Stage 1 Audit (preliminary),  Stage 2 Audit (Certification)
Approval of /paying the bid Assignment of a Client Manager
Delivery of the  Quality Management in Aviation procedures Checking documents, coordinating and performing  Stage 1 and Stage 2  Audits
Dealing with  findings of the audits and fixing discrepancies Evaluating the corrective activities and approving it (by Client Manager), professional and administrative approval, sending oversight agreement (for follow-up audits)
Signing oversight agreement (for follow-up audits) Sending certificates and agreement signed by Standards Institution of Israel
Activities to continually improve quality Performance of  follow-up audits to verify organization’s compliance to requirements

The Standards Institution of Israel – the right choice for you

  • The Standards Institution of Israel has a long standing reputation in quality and professionalism.
  • Our people are among the leading professional experts in the field of quality, having experience and are familiar with client needs.
  • The Standards Institution of Israel is the largest certification body in Israel.
  • The Standards Institution of Israel is accredited by the ANAB, one of the largest accreditation bodies in the world.
  • The Standards Institution of Israel provides a range of services under one roof: Certification (single or combined), various laboratory tests and a training center.
  • The Standards Institution of Israel is a member of international Standards Committees and has cooperation agreements with leading entities around the world.
  • The Standards Institution of Israel is Israel’s representative in the IQNet network that incorporates Certification Bodies (C.B) from around the world.

AS9100 English Version will be published during September 2016.
A transition period of 2 years until September 2018 has been set.
Organizations must update their Quality Management System according to the requirements.


For information:
Mr. David Levi
Mobile: ++972-52-2464572
E-mail: Davidl@sii.org.il
For registration:
Mrs. Shlomit Saad-Noy
Office: ++972-3-6467871
E-mail: Shlomit_SN@sii.org.il