Discover the requirements of AS9100D, the standard for quality management systems for the aerospace and associated industries.

This interactive 1-day Understanding AS9100 training course is designed to introduce delegates to AS9100D quality management systems.

This standard builds on the ISO 9001 standard for quality management systems, but has been extended to cover the specific requirements of organisations that design, develop or provide aviation, space and defence products and services. The detail of this standard is necessary to address the industry’s advanced requirements around factors such as safety, regulatory compliance, product complexity, traceability, supplier management, risk management, and customer expectations.

The 1-day tutor-led course is intended to provide delegates with an overview of the benefits and requirements for ISO9001 for quality management systems and the additional requirements of AS9100D.

This course can be valuable to organisations as a standalone course for delegates to understand the benefits of implementing an AS9100D management system.

The training is particularly suitable for:

  • those seeking to gain an understanding of AS9100D
  • those involved in the implementation of AS9100D
  • employees within the aviation, defence and space sectors who wish to learn more about the AS9100D quality management system

Those who wish to perform internal audits against AS9100D may instead like to view our AS9100 Internal Auditor training course.

Topics covered by this course include:

  • overview of AS9100:2016 Rev D requirements
  • the purpose and benefits of AS9100D
  • key terms, definitions and clauses within AS9100D
  • the relationship between ISO 9001 and AS9100D
  • overview of the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG)
  • IAQG strategic focus, publications and document relationships
  • Annex SL framework
  • Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycle
  • ISO 9001:2015 quality management principles


  • Concepts of quality and systems
  • Skill requirements and cost of low quality
  • Understanding ISO 9001:2015, including the process approach, quality management principles, customer focus, people, evidence-based decision making, Annex SL
  • Understanding requirements of AS9100D beyond ISO 9001, including reasons for the standard, customer focus, competence, communication, documentation, operation, design and development, external providers, nonconformity, performance evaluation, management review, improvement


  • Understanding requirements of AS9100D beyond ISO9001 continued


Upon completion of this training course delegates will be able to:

  • interpret the principles and key requirements of ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D
  • understand the benefits of implementing an AS9100D quality management systems within aviation, space and defence organisations
  • be ready to undertake further auditor training