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Brief History of the AS Family of Standards

Marc

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Brief History of the AS Family of Standards

In 1999, AS9100 A replaced AS9000, the previous aerospace specific quality management system. The replacement of AS9000 came about because of the review and development of the ISO 9000 family of standards, where ISO 9001:2000 replaced ISO 9001:1994. AS9100 A was split into two sections, which set out requirements based in both the 2000 and 1994 versions of ISO 9001. The current AS9100 revision B has superseded revision A. The only difference is that in AS9100 revision B the references to ISO 9001:1994 have been removed.

As with ISO 9001:2000, the major additions and alterations to AS9100 are based on the move from a procedural to a process approach.

AS9100 was developed by representatives from the Aerospace industry in Europe, Asia, USA and the Americas. Registration to AS9100 is encouraged for suppliers to organizations such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Rolls Royce, GEAE, and NASA.

AS9110 and AS9120, the most recent additions to the AS family were published in January 2003 and November 2002 respectively. These two standards are based on ISO 9001:2000, and focus upon the specific quality requirements of the maintenance and stockist distributor segments of the aerospace industry.

From: BSi

Additions to this thread to update it to address current revisions of AS9100 and related standards is appreciated.
 

Sidney Vianna

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Additions to this thread to update it to address current revisions of AS9100 and related standards is appreciated.
Marc, the AS9100 standard came about as a way of consolidating parallel efforts in the US and Europe. We had AS9000 here and Europe had EN 9000-1. The Aerospace OEM's working on the establishment of the IAQG decided that we should have a single Standard that would address the needs of the whole aero supply chain.

Even before AS9000, we had SAE ARD 9000 in the USA in the mid 90's.
Attached a copy of a presentation I gave to a local ASQ chapter, back in 2006 about the AS standards. A "blast from the past" QD article.

And for a list of the Standards "controlled" by the IAQG, check this IAQG link.
 

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Sidney Vianna

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Mr. Wayne Johnson, who has been involved with the AS9100 standard development from the very early days, developed the attached presentation giving us some historical perspective of the work done over the last 17 years on the harmonization of Aerospace Quality Management System Standards.
 

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Sidney Vianna

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Sorry, Marc. I don't have anything new, worthy of mentioning, concerning the history of the AS standards.

The recent past (2012-on) is well documented in this forum, via many threads.
 
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