The Aerospace Standard 9100 (commonly known as AS9100) incorporates all the requirements of ISO 9001, with additional, more stringent stipulations required by many aviation, space and defense organizations. This means that any component manufactured to AS9100 standards is also in compliance with equivalent ISO9001 standards. AS9100 is maintained by the Aerospace division of SAE International and the International Aerospace Quality Group (IACG). In October 2016, Aerospace Standard 9100, Revision D (commonly known as AS9100 Rev. D) was released. Companies with the previous AS9100 Rev. C certification are required to be AS9100 Rev. D compliant by
September 2018, to avoid losing their certification. (AS 9100 Rev. D also incorporates the requirements stipulated in ISO 9000:2015.)
Century Spring’s Quality Management System is AS9100 Certified for Aerospace custom part orders. This certification does not apply to our existing stock inventory or non-aerospace custom parts.
ISO 9001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS). Century Spring Corp. uses the standard to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements. It is the most popular standard in the ISO 9000 series and the only standard in the series to which organizations can certify. ISO 9001 was first published in 1987 by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), an international agency composed of the national standards bodies of more than 160 countries. Century Spring Corp. is ISO 9001:2015 certified. The quality management system is based on the plan-do-check-act methodology and provides a process-oriented approach to documenting and reviewing the structure, responsibilities, and procedures required to achieve effective quality management in an organization.