EASi helps a space-technology firm complete its AS9100D certification to ensure its continued eligibility as a supplier for key clients.
The client and challenge
The client, a space-technology firm that primarily designs and manufactures avionics and sensor systems, needed to complete its AS9100D certification to ensure its continued eligibility as a supplier for key clients in the commercial, civil and defense markets. However, limited technical capacity and a lack of expertise around this standard required the customer to seek an outsourced solution to complete the project on schedule.
The EASi solution
AS9100D certification requires a robust quality system to be in place for design, development, production, installation and servicing operations. The AS9100D standard is based on ISO 9001 and is supplemented by the aerospace industry to satisfy DoD, NASA and FAA requirements.
EASi maintains an Integrated Quality System (IQS) through our Global Quality Office (GQO) to incorporate the most relevant aspects of ISO 9001 for engineering services, ISO 14001 for environmental and OHSAS 18001 for safety into our solutions. EASi’s GQO is led by subject matter experts in quality engineering and can provide project-based planning, oversight, management and close-out support for quality certification projects.
To complete the customer’s AS9100D certification on schedule, EASi developed a multi-phased solution to assess the customer’s current operation, determine the necessary updates, complete implementation activities and provide guidance as the customer worked towards certification. We deployed an on-site quality consultant and provided management oversight/guidance from our GQO. We worked closely with our customer during initiation to properly scope the engagement, conduct a gap analysis and develop a comprehensive plan for gap closure.
Once a plan was established, EASi’s on-site consultant executed quality engineering requirements with the customer’s teams while EASi’s GQO ensured that all work met established standards; monitored and evaluated processes; and provided direction throughout the necessary project activities and milestones to reach certification.During this engagement, EASi:
With EASi’s support, the customer successfully completed certification requirements and received its AS9100D certificate within its required timelines.