Salco is thrilled to have received the AS9100D certification in February 2019. This latest certification applies to our Denver facility. It symbolizes Salco's dedication to continuous improvement and the desire to exceed any customer quality expectations.
What is AS9100?
The term AS9100 is an aerospace Quality Management System (QMS) standard. This is based on the international QMS standard ISO 9001 and provides additional requirements directly specific to the aerospace industry.
This sector is governed by the FAA, space, and defense regulations. Having an AS9100 QMS, it is used to help businesses adapt to the evolving needs and demanding requirements put in place by the aerospace industry.
Not only does it provide a needed framework for businesses to operate by, but it also provides your customers with confidence about the quality and reliability of the products they purchase from your company.
What is AS9100 Rev D?
The international QMS standards are updated often in order to stay relevant to the industry needs and also adapts to emerging trends. The most recent update that went from Rev C to Rev D of the AS9100 was released back in September 2016, and companies were given until September 2018 to transition to the new Rev D standard.
The revision also coincides with the AS9100 standard's newest revision of ISO 9001 released back in 2015. The current version of AS9100 Rev D emphasizes companies creating value for their customers by integrating the QMS requirements into their business processes.
In this latest update, the major revision areas pertain to product safety, risk management, counterfeit prevention, configuration management, and human factors.
Salco's commitment to quality
Salco was first added to the AS9100 certification, and it's the list of quality certifications back in 2007 to help support the dynamic needs of the aerospace industry and the customers served, like Boeing.
Salco underwent an extensive upgrade audit at its manufacturing location to obtain the AS9100 Rev D certification. Conforming to the new revision of the AS9100D represents our compliance with the most current requirements based on the aerospace standards.
Conformance to these standards in place helps to ensure that Salco maintains the highest quality products and process control in our manufacturing facility.
The AS9100d standard also includes the ISO 9001, the quality management system requirements that define additional aviation, defense, and space industry requirements, descriptions, and notes.
The requirements are specified in the standards and are complementary (not alternative) to the customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.
If there becomes a conflict between the customer and the standard's requirements, the regulatory requirements, or the applicable statutory, the latter shall take precedence.
The International Standard is set to layout the requirements for a quality management system and is defended as when an organization:
a. needs to show its ability to consistently provide products and services designed to meet the customer and any applicable statutory and or any regulatory requirements, and
b. aims to increase the overall customer satisfaction through a practical application system; this includes improving the system and the assurance of conformity regarding the customer and applicable statutory and any regulatory requirements.
The requirements of the International Standards are designed to be generic and are intended to be applied within any organization, regardless of its size or type of products or services they provide.