Advanced EMC Technologies is proud to announce that we are officially AS9100 certified! For the past several months we have worked tirelessly to earn our ISO 9001:2015 certification, and this week we have taken the next step in quality excellence by becoming AS9100D certified with SAE International, the leading professional association for engineering professionals. We are now an AS9100D certified seal manufacturer for companies in the aerospace industry. In this week’s blog post, we will discuss what the AS9001D certification is, why we decided to get certified and what this means for Advanced EMC and our customers!
What is AS9100?
AS9100 is an aerospace standard (the AS) that was released by the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQP, the parent organization of SAE) in 1999 to create a standard quality management system across the aerospace industry, from suppliers to manufacturers.
Before its development, most large aerospace companies used the US Military’s two quality systems- MIL-Q-9858A, Quality Program Requirements, and MIL-I-45208A, Military Specification: Inspection System Requirements. When the US Government adopted ISO 9001, it width drew their quality standards and many commercial companies followed suit. They quickly found that ISO 9001 did not address the specific requirements of their industry, so several companies banded together to create AS9100, based on ISO 9001, to provide a quality management system specific to the aerospace industry.
It has gone through several revisions since its introduction in the late 90s. As ISO updated its standards, so did AS9100. Currently, it is on revision D, to reflect changes in ISO 9001:2015. These include a new awareness clause, counterfeit parts prevention, clearer configuration management and more.
Why We Got Certified and What That Means for You
At Advanced EMC Technologies, we strive to provide our customers with the highest quality products possible, ensuring that our products do the job they are intended to do, do it well, and do it for as long as possible.
We understand the critical nature of these parts in the aerospace industry. For the safety of all involved, it is key that all parts are working as they should. We want to make sure that everything we provide our customers meet the best manufacturing practices for aerospace. Following the AS9100 regulations allow us to meet those demands.
With our AS9100 certification, you can be sure that your product has met stringent requirements from every level from material selection to manufacturing. Our customer service is also held to a high standard, so we can provide the best experience for our customers.
With our AS9100 certified status, we here at Advanced EMC Technologies can provide your aerospace company the best experience, and best product, possible. With standards set up by industry leaders, our seals, bushings, bearings and other parts will be built with safety and longevity in mind.