Bowhead Receives AS9100D and ISO 9001:2015 Certifications

Bowhead Manufacturing Technologies, LLC (BMT), Bowhead Innovative Products & Solutions, LLC (BIPS), and Bowhead Manufacturing Company, LLC (BMC), under the umbrella of the Manufacturing & Products Group, have successfully passed an audit of our Quality Management System and received AS9100:2016 (AS9100D) and ISO 9001:2015 Certifications.

AS9100 is a widely adopted and standardized quality management system for the aerospace industry. It is a key requirement to do business with major prime contractors and an increasing number of Government customers. AS9100D includes the full text of ISO 9001:2015 and provides concurrent certification. In addition to aligning the structure of the aviation, space, and defense requirements, some key elements are:

  • Product safety
  • Counterfeit parts prevention
  • Risks in operational processes
  • Awareness of individual contributions to quality and safety
  • Ethical behavior
  • Human factors in nonconformity management and corrective action
  • Configuration management


AS9100:2016 (AS9100D) and ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System certification was provided by National Quality Assurance, USA (NQA), an ANAB-accredited organization (certificate number NQA USA 478089-180817). The NQA Certification auditors found that Bowhead Manufacturing’s Quality Management System was in conformance with the requirements of AS9100:2016 (AS9100D)/ISO 9001:2015 and passed certification in its first review, with no major findings.


This certification is a significant achievement and exemplifies Bowhead Manufacturing’s emphasis on quality. Congratulations to the Plano, TX Manufacturing Team!