Fusion has been awarded AS9100D along with ISO 9001:2015 certification from NSF International for the design, manufacture, distribution and service of our client’s products and components.
ISO, the International Organization for Standardization, is the world’s largest developer of voluntary international standards. ISO 9001 is the most widely used quality certification and also one of the most stringent. AS9100 is the internationally recognized Quality Management System (QMS) standard specific to the aerospace, aviation and defense industries. This standard is strongly supported and adhered to by major aerospace OEMs and is being required by vendors within the supply chain on an increasing basis. AS9100 places additional emphasis on structured design and validation methodologies, configuration management, and identification and traceability.
Combined, these standards ensure that every aspect of our business is well-run and continually improving, including key processes, management roles and responsibilities, documentation, customer satisfaction, employee training, service and internal audits. The process of upgrading our QMS to AS9100D began last year when we decided to expand our market presence by achieving the necessary steps to become a government contractor. Pursuing AS9100D certification was a logical next step for improving our system while growing our business. More than a dozen process owners and internal auditors worked to obtain AS9100D certification. Although we have been ISO certified for the past five years, adding AS9100D certification allows us to better serve our existing clients and obtain new clients in the commercial aerospace and military aerospace industries.
This certification strengthens Fusion OEM’s competitive position and standardizes our quality processes across all of our programs. The addition of AS9100D certification compliments our ISO 9001:2015 certification and highlights our focus on supporting the stringent requirements of the aerospace, aviation, and defense industries.
I would like to thank NSF for conducting the audit and our exceptionally talented team that made the commitment to upgrade our QMS to AS9100D.