The basic requirements of AS9100 apply with the following clarifications.
This document supplements the requirements of AS9100:2001 for software.
This supplement contains Quality System requirements for suppliers of products that contain deliverable embedded or loadable airborne, spaceborne or ground support software components that are part of an aircraft Type Design, weapon system, missile or spacecraft operational software and/or support software that is used in the development and maintenance of deliverable software. This includes the host operating system software including assemblers, compilers, linkers, loaders, editors, code generators, analyzers, ground simulators and trainers, flight test data reduction, etc., that directly support creation, test and maintenance of the deliverable software. Where COTS or non-developmental components are used, the customer shall define the applicability of this supplement.
The organization shall demonstrate that the software development infrastructure is in compliance with AS9100 as well as the supplemental text defining the software specific enhancements.
This document also applies to firmware. It does not apply to programmable logic devices, including fuse-link or reconfigurable parts such as Application Specific Integrated Circuits, (ASIC) or Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA). ASICS AND FPGA'S are addressed by RTCA/DO-254.