AKRON, Ohio, March 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Smithers Quality Assessments (SQA), announced today that it has received accreditation from ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) for AS9100:2016, the preeminent quality management standard used in the Aerospace industry. SQA has offered AS9100 certifications since 2001.
AS9100 is based on the ISO 9001 quality system requirements with additional features unique to the Aerospace industry that help satisfy criteria required by key Aerospace stakeholders such as the Department of Defense, NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration. As a result of the changes to the ISO 9001:2015 standard and the need to clarify some specific points for Aviation, Space and Defense (ASD) stakeholders, the AS9100:2016 version was released, which then required SQA and all other certification bodies to be accredited for the revised standard.
"SQA will continue working closely with the aerospace industry, including the members of the Industry Controlled Other Party (ICOP), to ensure that we achieve all of the necessary technical requirements for our program to succeed while ensuring that our clients can be transitioned appropriately and on time", said Aaron Troschinetz, General Manager, Smithers Quality Assessment, North America.
With this new AS9100:2016 accreditation in place, transitional audit planning for all SQA clients is already underway – well ahead of the June 2017 deadline for all audits to be performed using the AS9100:2016 requirements. All transitional requirements and supporting information can be located through the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) website (http://www.sae.org/iaqg/organization/9100.htm).
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About The Smithers Group:
Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, The Smithers Group includes Smithers Apex, Smithers Avanza, Smithers Pira, Smithers Quality Assessments, Smithers Rapra, and Smithers Viscient. Each Smithers Group company provides technology-based services focused on a defined market. As a group, the diversity of market sectors and technologies provides stability and a platform for long-term growth. By integrating science, technology and business expertise, Smithers' goal is to add value throughout the lifecycle of our clients' products, by utilizing testing, consulting, information, and compliance services. All Smithers companies are known by their clients as Trusted Providers of Innovative Solutions. For more information, visit www.smithers.com.
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121 South Main Street
Akron, Ohio 44308
+1 (330) 762-4231
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