UK Regional Management Structure (RMS)

Special interest group

WHAT IS THE UK Regional Management Structure (RMS)?

The UK RMS is the UK National Industry Committee operating as part of the European Aerospace Quality Group (EAQG) Certification Oversight Team (COT).


This committee has specific responsibilities for implementation and governance of the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) Industry Controlled Other Party (ICOP) Process within the UK as described within 9104 series documentation.

Membership of the committee includes the following organisations:

Aerospace and Defence Industry (EAQG / IAQG/ NAIA Members) - Aerospace Primes, Engine Manufacturers and Major Systems & Equipment Manufacture. (e.g. BAE Systems, Boeing, Spirit, Rolls-Royce, GE Aerospace, MBDA, Parker Meggitt, Collins Aerospace)

  • EAQG/IAQG Representative
  • UK National Accreditation Board (NAB) – United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS)
  • India National Accreditation Board - National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies (NABCB)
  • Certification Bodies (Accredited and recognised)  - 9100 Series (AUVA, BSI, BVC, LRQA, NQA, SGS, SIRIM, URS Certification)
  • Auditor Authentication Body (AAB) – APM Group Ltd
  • Approved Training Providers (TEC Transnational  and  TPT Consultancy)
  • Aviation and Defence Regulators (UK Civil Aviation Authority and UK Ministry of Defence)
  • National Aerospace Industry Association (NAIA) – ADS 

The UK RMS operates in accordance with IAQG and EAQG procedures in addition to a series of procedures maintained by the UK RMS.


The Committee operates under the governance of the IAQG/EAQG with specific requirements to ensure effective operation of the 9100 Series ICOP scheme within the UK. If you have experience in the Aerospace and Defence Sector, ideally working in major systems/equipment manufacturers and would like to join the Committee, please send a request to the UK RMS Secretariat: (indicating in the Subject field of the email "UK RMS - Request to join the Committee"), providing your contact details and a brief summary of your work experience in the Aerospace and Defence sector.


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APMG International website:

Key roles

Ed Raggett

Group Facilitator

Marco Pellegrini


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