The AAR M-1003 Quality Certification Program serves the North American rail industry, and certifies rolling stock maintenance service providers and original equipment manufacturers throughout the world for application in interchange traffic limited to North America.
Since 2015, the AAR and TTCI has offered a compliance process to railroad product and service providers when their intent is to supply the product outside of the North American market. The governing publication, AAR Compliance Standard 5000, is available at www.aarpublications.com. In 2017, the AAR and TTCI audited and provided Compliance approvals to seven QA-5000 facilities on three continents: Asia, Europe, and Africa. The approvals are based on the rigorous requirements of the AAR Compliance Quality Standard 5000 Program being adequately documented and applied within the facility.