SAE has just released the new AS 9003 Revision A, “Inspection and Test Quality Systems, Requirements for Aviation, Space, and Defense Organizations,” and it’s available now from Document Center Inc. One of the Aerospace Industry’s top quality standards, the new 12-page revision was modified using AS 9100 (ISO 9001) as the baseline document. Requirements taken from AS 9100 have resulted in renumbering of clauses as applicable.
The newly selected quality system requirements from ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100:2009 are those applicable to noncomplex products and associated manufacturing processes. Any ISO 9001 text incorporated into the standard appears in regular font while aviation, space, and defense industry additional requirements, definitions, and notes are presented in bold, italic text.
The requirements of AS 9003A are intended to be applied in whole, without any exclusions. Compliance with all corresponding AS9100 requirements is considered to meet/exceed compliance with those of AS 9003.
The requirements specified in the standard are complementary (not alternative) to contractual and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. Should there be a conflict between the requirements of AS 9003 and applicable statutory or regulatory requirements, the latter apply. The process approach described in ISO 9001 and AS9100 applies to this new revision as well.
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