Hello all, relatively new to this forum, but not to Aerospace. I currently work in Quality at a place that is AS9100 certified with design authority. Everywhere else I have worked hasn't had design authority. My main question is, if any manufacturing is done by a supplier (sub-tier) and not this actual company and they are not AS9100, is there any way around that from a qualifying perspective? I don't ask to try and skirt doing the right thing. I simply want to know if there is any way that being AS9100 with design authority selling product to customers that part of the product was manufactured by somebody that isn't AS9100. I know it sounds like a dumb question for some, but typically this wasn't something I have run into before, not working anywhere that had design authority. I believe the answer is yes.