AL-TECH is AS9100 QMS Certified

Representing one of the first international efforts to formulate a QMS standard for the aerospace industry, the AS9100 has already demonstrated considerable value.

2015_09_22_11_15_110001The standard supplements and expands ISO 9001 by addressing the additional expectations of the aerospace industry.

AS9100, released in 1999 and revised in 2001 to align with ISO 9001:2000, is the international ISO 9001 derivative for suppliers to the aerospace industry. AS9100 takes the ISO 9001:2000 quality management systems standard covering every step and department of the manufacturing process, and inserts aerospace industry-specific requirements. AS9100 also addresses flowdown of aerospace prime contractors’ quality management system requirements to suppliers and their subcontractors. Flowdown includes specifications for parts or assembly designs, characteristics, inspections, and other process functions and product features.

The prime aerospace contractors consider AS9100 a major step in the history of quality management in the aerospace field. Government agencies, such as the Defense Department and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), also support AS9100, though suppliers still have to meet additional federal requirements. The major difference is a drop in compliance costs and time for suppliers, due to the elimination of multiple audited governmental standards. This industry-generated standard also takes the place of programs the government has dropped.

AS9100 is designed to reduce defects in the supplier chain, continually improve quality and boost customer satisfaction. By becoming registered to AS9100 and ISO 9001, companies dealing with aerospace prime contractors and the government enjoy a competitive advantage. The regulatory burden is lightened, so suppliers can spend more time improving the manufacturing process in an industry that puts a top priority on safety and quality.

ISO 9001:2008 Certified

We are ISO 9001:2008 certified for Value-Added distribution and contract manufacturing business providing electro-mechanical connectors, wire, coax, cable and other products and assembly services for Aerospace, Telecommunications, Government and other Industry businesses.