Quality in the Aerospace Industry

Although all Quality Management projects share some fundamental Quality principles, the way in which different industries apply these principles can be very diverse. Each industry has its own priorities, compliance obligations, and business requirements, so each of them must understand and apply the Quality principles in a unique way. 

The aerospace industry is responsible for the quality of thousands of aircraft carrying millions of people around the globe every day. Aircraft components frequently have a service life of more than 50 yearsI, which means that Quality practices must be embedded at every stage of design, production, operation, and maintenance to ensure reliable processes that can withstand rigorous use.  

The International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) developed the AS 9100 series of QMS (Quality Management System) standards to set a global benchmark for the aerospace industry. AS 9100 applies to the entire aerospace supply chain, including design, manufacture, replacement, and … Read more...