An AS9100 standard is what aviation and defense industries have to get in order to continue operating. It’s their main quality management system (QMS) standard, which is set not by the ISO, but the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) of SAE International. To be AS9100 Certified is necessary to remain competitive in the market.
Normally, a company has to prove that they meet the standard’s QMS prerequisites, before they are given AS9100 certification.
There are ways though, in which they’ll be able to procure this quickly. One is to study and find the relevant QMS standard for your product. Then, schedule your AS9100 application and put it on calendar. You’ll be pushed into getting it fast by working against a deadline. Appoint a lead auditor that will set and plan out your process of application. Then, meet an AS9100 registrar, so your operations will be looked into immediately enough for you to get an early verdict.
This all depends on commitment as well as skill.