ASD Affiliated Associations
ASD's affiliated associations ASD-STAN and ASD-CERT form the quality-related SERVICES of ASD. The purpose of ASD-SERVICES is to contribute to improvements in quality and to reduction in costs throughout the value stream by maintaining cooperation between European Aerospace Companies in business areas.
ASD-STAN (Product standards and Technical Specifications) establishes, develops and maintains standards requested by the European Aerospace Industry. It is well recognized as the European Body for the development of global Aerospace standards by the International Aerospace Quality Group, IAQG.
Over the years ASD-STAN has established a lean and streamlined standardization process for European Aerospace standards. However, reducing the lead-time for the standards development process in accordance with industry needs remains a constant goal of ASD-STAN.
ASD-STAN is the recognized since 1987 as the sole provider for Aerospace standards to CEN and is its most active committee. We publish yearly 80-100 new "Preliminary European Norms and Technical Reports", prEN & TRs in addition to transforming 100-120 of prENs to European Norms (ENs).
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ASD-CERT (Certification of Standard Aerospace Products) audits and qualifies the conformity of the production of standard products with the related standard technical specification. This is based upon EN 9133 "Qualification Procedure for Aerospace Standard Parts" and the principles described in the ASD-CERT Quality Manual and in the ASD QC 24281 Quality Document. The resulting QPL "Qualified Product List" is published on the ASD-CERT webpage.
Pre-requisite for an ASD-CERT Product Qualification is a certified/registered QMS according to AS/EN/SJAC 9100 being in place at the supplier of the standard product. ASD-CERT Production Qualification Certificates are recognized by all major European Aerospace companies.
The ASD-CERT Product Qualification is performed by qualified personnel of the ASD-CERT members acting as "Mandated Bodies" on behalf of ASD-CERT. The Mandated Body witnesses the qualification testing performed by and at the applicant's manufacturing facilities or laboratories. Additionally the Mandated Body stamps and signs the "Manufacturing Route".
The Mandated Body establishes a qualification testing summary report in English in addition to the original manufacturer test reports. As the ASD-CERT Executive Board has approved the report, the ASD-CERT Secretary General prepares the Product Qualification PQ Certificate, usually with a validity of three years.
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