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Aerospace is booming. Is your company positioned to cash in?

The aerospace and aviation industry continues to grow both globally and within the US and is driving regional and national economic prosperity. Businesses that have not traditionally been part of the aviation and aerospace industry have an exciting opportunity to connect and compete in this area. Major aerospace manufacturers and suppliers worldwide require compliance and/or registration to AS9100. AS9100 is built upon ISO 9001, with additional quality system criteria established by the aerospace industry in order to satisfy DOD, NASA and FAA quality requirements.

Consider these statistics:

  • In 2012, the aviation and aerospace industries produced $218B* in goods and services, with export sales at $96B North Carolina’s portion of that market was $1.3B**
  • That’s $600 million per day nationally and over $3 million per day in North Carolina alone.

*Source: Aerospace Industries Association
**Source: U.S. Department of Commerce

Because of the possibilities of catastrophic results of product failure, the aviation and aerospace industry mandates that suppliers meet high quality standards. All major aerospace manufacturers and suppliers worldwide require certification to the AS9100 standard as a condition to do business with the industry. Most major aircraft engine manufacturers require this certification as well. Achieving certification provides credibility as a potential supplier.

Becoming AS9100 certified ensures your eligibility to compete for a piece of that pie. Especially so with small firms, AS9100 demonstrates to potential aviation and aerospace customers a true commitment to the industries. Many prime contractors require certification before even considering a bid. Without certification, companies may be automatically locked out of competition in most of the aviation and aerospace supply chain.

Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) offers a proven preparation program which includes internal quality and pre-assessment audits, internal auditor training and implementation methods for your company to incorporate the standard into its business practices.

AS9100 Certification Often Increases Your:

  • Qualification to be considered as an aerospaces/aviation supplier
  • Access to new markets
  • Customers’ satisfaction
  • Improved productivity and cost savings
  • Consistent product quality
  • Reduces organizational waste, inefficiencies and defects


Watch your business take flight.

To learn more about AS9100 Quality Management and how you can tap into this thriving business sector, contact us today.


Success Stories

Read how IES helped North Carolina manufacturer CFA with AS9100 Quality Management to help them compete in the aerospace sector.


Free Resources

Want to learn more about how you can become part of the aerospace supply chain in North Carolina? In response to this growing demand, NC Aerospace has partnered with IES to help North Carolina manufacturers learn more about the aerospace market and how they can compete for a share of it. Click here for our FREE aerospace education modules.

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