S-PLANE’s Quality Management System (QMS) was recently certified as AS9100D compliant by Lloyd’s Register. After adopting the principles of AS9100 a little over 5 years ago, S-PLANE decided to approach the world’s premier quality assessors for formal certification this year. According to Dr. Thomas Jones, the CEO of S-PLANE: “This was an important step to streamline supply chain integration with large system integrators and to help give large and small clients the peace of mind they need when selecting S-PLANE solutions as building blocks within safety-critical production systems”.
AS9100D:2016 prescribes strict QMS requirements for the aerospace industry, while also wholly encompassing ISO 9001:2015. “AS9100 takes typical ISO 9001 requirements to the next level, as is necessary to maintain higher levels of quality and safety in the aerospace industry. This was part of a larger drive at S-PLANE that included earlier successes such as meeting RoHS and REACH compliance on all our products and attaining high Design Assurance Levels (to RTCA DO-178 and DO-254 DAL B) for safety-critical designs. “, says Dr. Jones.