ISO 9001:2000 vs SAE AS9003

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SKWOK05

Hi All,

I was wondering if you can help me find out the difference between ISO 9001:2000 and AS9003. I do not have and never actually read AS9003 standards. One of my customer inquiring whether my organization comply with SA AS9003. Currently, my organization is certified to ISO 9001:2003. Could you tell me what we will need to do to comply to AS9003?

I need the help ASAP. Thanks a lot!
 
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Raptorwild

SAE Standards

Document Number: AS9003
Date Published: October 2001
Revision Number:


Title: Inspection and Test Quality System

Issuing Committee:
G-14 Americas Aerospace Quality Group (Aaqg) Scope:
This document contains the minimum requirements for supplier Inspection and Test Quality System. It is emphasized that the quality system requirements specified in this standard are complementary (not alternative) to the contractual and applicable law and regulatory requirements.

Hello SKWOK05,
You can purchase the standard from store.sae.org It is $59.00. Your customer is asking if you are going to comply with the standard and without reading it for all you know right now you may already be in compliance. I suggest doing a search on the web for the standard and/or purchasing it, become familiar with it and then maybe you will find, yes you are compliant with AS9003. Hope that helps!
Paula
 

Sidney Vianna

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SAE AS 9003 is a Std. based on the ISO 9003:1994 document. Therefore, it does not align well (in terms of comparison) to ISO 9001:2000.

In principle, there is a good likelihood you satisfy AS9003, since you are ISO 9001:2000 certified.

Certain requirements of AS9003 are typical aerospace add-ons. For example:

". . .4.10.3 When certification test reports are utilized to accept material, the supplier shall assure that data in said reports are acceptable per applicable specifications. The supplier shall periodically validate test reports. . . "

Your customer, imho, should accept your ISO 9001:2000 certificate (assuming it comes from a reputable accredited registrar) as equivalent (and better) to AS9003 compliance.
 
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surfguy72

Hey Thanks for this topic. I am going through the same thing right now. Does anyone else concur with the above still? Is there anything "official" that says meeting the ISO 9001 means you meet AS9003? Or that a Prime like Boeing or someone has reviewed this issue and allowed it?

Thanks Guys!
 

RCW

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Hey Thanks for this topic. I am going through the same thing right now. Does anyone else concur with the above still? Is there anything "official" that says meeting the ISO 9001 means you meet AS9003? Or that a Prime like Boeing or someone has reviewed this issue and allowed it?

Thanks Guys!

Personal experience: From what I have seen from Boeing, they used to accept AS9003 but have now moved to an AS9100 requirement. My company works with the military division of Boeing. Because we are delivering Ground Support Equipment and not flight equipment, they are accepting our ISO 9001 registration in lieu of having AS9100.

Don't know if this helps or not.
 
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