Aerospace quality management standard published by BSI

Aerospace components must endure unique demands. BSI has recently published BS EN 9100:2009 Aerospace series. Quality management systems. Requirements (based on ISO 9001:2000) and Quality systems. Model for quality assurance in design, development, production, installation and servicing (based on ISO 9001:1994), which can help ensure the quality of aerospace products is continuously improving to meet these demands.

BS EN 9100 adapts the popular quality management standard BS EN ISO 9001:2008 to the aerospace industry. It promotes the adoption of a process approach when developing, implementing and improving a quality management system. This approach emphasizes the importance of:

• Understanding and meeting requirements

• The need to consider processes in terms of added value

• Obtaining results of process performance and effectiveness

• Continual improvement of processes based on objective measurement.

BS EN 9100 can help aerospace organizations to enhance customer satisfaction by better meeting their requirements.

BS EN 9100 is designed for organizations and external parties (including certification bodies) to assess an organization's ability to meet customer, statutory and regulatory requirements in the aerospace industry.