What is AS9110 Certification?

Built on top of the foundation laid out in the ISO 9001:2015 standard, AS9110 specifically focuses on organizations that perform commercial and military aviation maintenance or continuing airworthiness management services for civil or miltiatry articles and products. The AS9110 standard includes nearly 100 additional requirements for companies whose primary activities include the maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) of aerospace related articles and products. These businesses generally do not create their own original products, but simply service products that have already been used.
From the control of repair schemes to maintenance plans and qualifications, AS9110 certification produces verification that a fully-fledged quality management system is in place for areas that pertain directly to the safety, reliability, and upkeep of aircraft. Within the AS9110 standard, it addresses the following important foundational elements

  • Who the aviation authorities are and what are their requirements
  • Definition of terms used within the MRO industry and technical data
  • Necessary qualifications for personnel and how to qualify new maintenance processes

Why Companies Seek AS9110 Certification?

The first, most common reason that a MRO business pursues AS9110 certification is at the request of a current or potential customer. For instance, when quoting a new opportunity, the potential client may require certification to award a service provider a maintenance opportunity. Another reason can be market competition, as AS9110 certification can be utilized as a marketable differentiator when compared to potential competitor or is seen as the minimum needed to keep pace in the industry.

The Benefits of AS9110 Certification

With an AS9110 certified quality management system in place, organizations can move their attention to service quality goals and continued improvements. As these initiatives are being discussed and start to take shape, the following are a few examples of the benefits that can be realized:

  • Increases in production efficiency
  • Higher rates of customer satisfaction
  • More business opportunities/new market opportunities
  • Reduction in operational costs
  • Improvements in processes and their control

Why Choose Smithers for Your AS9110 Audit?

With a wealth of expertise, experience, and exceptional performance within the aerospace industry, (Pending ANAB Accreditation) Smithers offers fully trained and highly skilled AS9110 auditors who can deliver you and your team excellent value while going through the audit process.
Our auditors are required to pass industry competency tests, which validates that you're working with a knowledgeable and prepared team who can help you get the most out of an AS9110 audit.
Contact us to learn more about our AS9110 audit and certification services today!

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