I am the Internal Auditor of our small manufacturing, fabrication and polishing company that transitioned to ISO 9001:2015 using the Advisera transition toolkit. Our transition was officially certified by Perry Johnson Registrars in February 2018. Our company now has customers that are requesting that we become AS9100 certified. One of our potential customers is referring to AS9102 FAI. I am confused as to:
1. Is AS9102 part of AS9100?
2. Is there a Standard that we need to purchase...such as I did for ISO 9001? If so, what do I use for reference to make sure I get the correct one?
3. Does the revised AS9100D include everything I would need to get us started and take us through the most current for certification?
4. Is there duplication that can be omitted or copied from the ISO 9001:2015 for certification for AS9100?
5. Is there any other information that would be helpful to me to present to upper management?
The changes from ISO 9001:2015 to AS9100 Rev D is to include some additional requirements for the aerospace indus try onto the QMS you already have in place, here3 are the answers to your questions.
1. AS9102 is a separate standard that defines how to do first article inspections (FAI), including the forms to complete. This is referenced in AS9100 Rev D but is not formally required by AS9100. The AS9102 document is one way to do the required FAI, but unless it is a requirement of a customer to follow this specific process you can perform FAI as it suits your company.
2. You will need to get the AS9100 Rev D standard which was released in 2016. This can be found at www.sae.org, or other standard suppliers. The same can be said for AS9102, always get the most recent version of a standard.
3. The AS9100 Rev D standard includes everything. It actually includes all of ISO 9001:2015 with the additional requirements written in bold and italics so that you can see what has been added.
4. As hinted at above, the AS9100 standard uses the ISO 9001:2015 standard requirements in their entirety and simply adds to them, in fact by being certified to AS9100 Rev D you are also certified to ISO 9001:2015. So, if you are going from ISO 9001:2015 to AS9100 then the QMS you have will simply need to have some additions. For instance, a process for prevention of counterfeit parts, and some additional things to include in your corrective action process.
5. I would consider looking through our whitepaper on the AS9100 clauses, which can be compared to what you already have for ISO 9001 to see what sort of things are added. https://info.advisera.com/9100academy/free-download/clause-by-clause-explanation-of-as9100-rev-d