Benefits of 9100, 9110 & 9120

The aerospace world of 9100, 9110 and 9120 consists of a unique group of organisations who are dependent on each other to manufacture a product that operates within an unforgiving environment. As a result of the specialist nature of the work, all aerospace activities are closely monitored in order to ensure that risks are minimised.

The large aircraft producers have ensured that the 9100 series of Standards maintain that monitoring and are steadily cascading the requirement to be certified to the 9100 series further down the supplier chain. Once your organization is part of the ‘World Wide Club’ then the benefits of visibility on the world wide aerospace database, OASIS, where your potential is seen by other aerospace companies, will materialise.

The 9100 standards are based on ISO 9001:2015 so any work you have already done on ISO 9001 will not be wasted and the move to 9100 can be seamless.

9100 –The 9100 Standard is for manufacturing organisations, the 9110 Standard is for maintenance organisations and the 9120 Standard is for distributing organisations.The 9100 Standard is titled Quality Management Systems – Requirements for Aviation, Space and Defence Organisations so a wide range of organisations can be involved. The 9100 Standard is intended to be used by organisations that design, develop, or provide aviation, space and defence products and services and by organisations providing post-delivery activities, including the provision of maintenance, spare parts, or materials for their own products or services. Indeed, the Standard can be used by other industry sectors when a Quality Management System with additional requirements over an ISO 9001 system is needed.

9110 – Organisations whose primary business is providing maintenance or continuing airworthiness management services for civil or military aviation articles and products and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with maintenance, repair and overhaul operations that are operated autonomously can use this Standard.

9120 – Organisations that procure parts, materials and assemblies and resells these products to a customer in the aviation, space and defence industry can use this Standard. This includes organisations that procure products and split them into smaller quantities.

Transition of 9100, 9110 & 9120

The ISO 9001:2015 Standard is now replacing the ISO 9001:2008 version and is a big change in style and content. However, with the change in this ISO Standard the 9100 series of Standards have also had to be amended. Whereas the ISO 9001:2015 Standard has 3 years to be fully implemented until Sept 2018 the 9100D standard has to be completed by the same time but has started 1 year later. Consequently, the period of time for transition is only 2 years which is further reduced due to the auditors not being able to take qualifying examinations until Dec 2016 and so any transition audits will not commence until the start of 2017.