After the initial publication of IAQG 9104 standard in 2004, it became evident that a single standard containing all aspects of the Industry Controlled Other Party (ICOP) Aerospace Quality Management System (AQMS) was too complex. It was then decided that the standard be broken into three sections:

a. 9104/1 Requirement for Aviation, Space and Defense Quality Management System Certification programs.
b. 9104/2 Requirement for Oversight of Aerospace Quality Management System Registration/Certification Programs and
c. 9104/3 Requirement for Aerospace Auditor Competency and Training Courses

In January 2012 the AS9104/1 document, Requirements for Aviation, Space and Defense Quality Management System Certification Programs was published. This document contained requirements for certification bodies and requirements for certified organizations to fulfill. All certification bodies offering AQMS certification must be accredited to this standard before the 1st of July 2013.

Upeca Aerotech Sdn. Bhd. (UAT) is the first customer of DQS globally to receive the certification to AS 9100 under the latest AS 9104/1 standard after our accreditation by The Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH (Dakks). During the certificate hand-over ceremony to UAT, their Operations Director, Mr. Kavan Jeet Singh quoted in a jovial mood “This is an unexpected surprise, anyway, we are proud to be the first DQS customer to received this new ASH09-1 certificate. We recognized the high quality of their auditors and in addition, many of our customers also highly recognizes the DQS certificate”


Mr. Kavan Jeet Singh (left) and his Quality Manager Mr. Superemaneyam Kuppusamy (right) in a jovial mood after receiving their AS/EN9100 certificate.

Currently DQS is the market leader of the Aerospace Quality Management System certification scheme in Malaysia. To be part of DQS “aviation, space and defense” certification family, kindly contact us at or call us at +603-33423259 for enquiries.