Aviation Space & Defense

AS9100, AS9110 & AS9120 | Quality Management Systems

AS9100 is the international Quality Management System standard for the Aviation, Space and Defense (AS&D) industry, created by the IAQG. AS9100 Rev D (2016) is the most recent version. Plexus provides training and consulting for this standard as well as AS9110C for maintenance, repair & overhaul (MRO) process, and AS9120B for organizations that procure parts, materials and assemblies. Explore programs

AS9145 | APQP & PPAP for Aerospace

AS9145 is a standard specific to the aerospace industry and applies to new product development or existing product changes. It is a structured process which includes advanced product quality planning (APQP) and production part approval process (PPAP) as part of its requirements. Learn more about AS9145

FMEA for Aerospace Organizations

Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is a systematic, team-oriented method intended to identify, analyze, and mitigate technical risks related to product and manufacturing process design. It supports the five APQP phases to improve customer satisfaction by emphasizing defect prevention. The utilization of FMEA is widely used across various industries and sectors.

Plexus offers training programs in both the AIAG & VDA FMEA methogology as well as the SAE J1739 FMEA methodology.


AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook and SAE J1739 FMEA – What You Need to Know

Brian Martensen, Sr. Program Manager, Quality Products & Services at the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG), and Jeremy Hazel, Lead Trainer and Consultant for Plexus International, compare and contrast both FMEA methodologies. Watch On-Demand

Popular Aerospace Training Programs

AS9100D Internal Quality Auditing – Live Virtual Workshop

Achieve an in-depth understanding of AS9100D and the tools to effectively prepare and conduct first party audits. Review key changes related to counterfeit parts, documented information, operational risk management, process approach, and risk-based thinking.

AS9110C Internal Quality Auditing – Live Virtual Workshop

Achieve an in-depth understanding of AS9110C and the tools to effectively prepare and conduct first party audits. Participants will demonstrate an understanding of the process approach, necessary documentation, and how to classify, record, and resolve nonconformities.

Understanding and Implementing AS9145: APQP & PPAP for Aerospace – Live Virtual Workshop

Participants will get an in-depth look at Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), and how to implement APQP as part of the New Product Development process.

Comprehensive Review of AS9100D for Implementers and Auditors – eLearning

This self-paced eLearning examines the requirements and intent of each clause and subclause of AS9100D, including the audit evidence required to demonstrate conformity to AS9100D requirements.

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Consulting Services for Aerospace Organizations

Our mission is to develop a deep understanding of your organization’s internal processes and business needs, and adapt the scope of our consulting efforts to meet your desired business outcomes. The first step is connecting with a Plexus representative and we’ll carefully assess your unique needs.


QMS Implementation & Integration


Outsourced Auditing & Gap Analysis


Auditor Qualification


New Product Introduction (NPI)


Customer Specific Requirements


Specialized Training Development

Management Systems Integration

Save time and resources and reduce costs by combining your organization’s systems into one. Integrating systems makes them more manageable and allows you to be audited to more than one standard at the same time.

Environmental Management | ISO 14001

The ISO 14001 standard is recognized internationally as a proven methodology for reducing environmental hazards, improving environmental performance, reducing waste, increasing efficiency, and lowering operational costs. Learn more about ISO 14001.

Occupational Health & Safety Management | ISO 45001

ISO 45001 provides the framework for maintaining safe and healthy workplaces by preventing injury and ill health, and proactively improving Occupational Health and Safety Management System performance while mitigating risk. Learn more about ISO 45001.

Customer Specific Requirements (CSRs)

We’ll help you integrate the Customer Specific Requirements (CSRs) of your many customers into your existing systems. This includes CSRs for your AS9100 quality management system, your environmental management system, your health and safety management system and more. Talk to us to get started.

IAQG Aerospace Auditor Qualification Program

In 2009, the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) partnered with Plexus International to develop and deploy a global auditor qualification program to standardize how third-party AS9100, AS9110, and AS9120 auditors are trained and assessed. Leveraging this experience and our close working throughout the supply chain, Plexus continues to weave this know-how into the services we provide to the global aerospace supply chain. Read More