The International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) has published AS9110:2016 and AS9120:2016, finalizing the revision to AS9100:2016.
The International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) has now published AS9110:2016 and AS9120:2016. This completes the revision of the core Aerospace Standards and represents the revised quality standard for aviation, defence and space organizations.
The revision includes the essential changes made to international quality management system standard ISO 9001:2015 and additional Aerospace, Space and Defense stakeholder requirements. Organizations currently certified to AS9100/9110/9120 will need to transition to the relevant 2016 revision by September 2018.
The transition process has started and main milestones are as follow:
Before 1st of March 2017, clients will have to formally communicate to their Certification Body their intention to transition to new standard version for 9100 series.
Starting from June 15, 2017, 100% the audit related to 9100 series will have to be performed regarding the 2016 version of standard and requirement.
After September 14, 2018, all the certificates related to current version AS/EN/JBS9100:2009 won’t be valid anymore.
To obtain a valid certificate after that date, Transitions Audit will have to be performed in advance so 9100:2016 series certificates can be delivered before the September 14, 2018 deadline.
The latest version of the global standard for quality management systems requirements for aviation, space and defense organizations — AS9100: Quality Management Systems — Requirements for Aviation, Space, and Defense Organizations — has been published by SAE International.
The new version of the standard pertains to all aspects of the aerospace supply chain and original equipment manufacturers.
The international standard specifies requirements for a quality management system when an organization needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide products that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. It also seeks to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for continual improvement and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.
The standard has been revised to incorporate the requirements of ISO 9001:2015; consider aviation, space and defense stakeholders’ needs; and incorporate clarifications to the AS9100 series requested by the International Aerospace Quality Group.
Meeting Industry Specific Requirements for Aerospace
When it comes to suppliers to the Aerospace industry, industry-specific requirements need to be met and often includes providing third-party certification to demonstrate Quality Management System (QMS) conformity.
TÜV SÜD can help you gain the internationally recognized series of quality system standards specific to the aerospace industry: AS/EN9100.
The AS/EN9100 series is strongly supported and adhered to by major aerospace manufacturers.
Based on ISO 9001:2008, it places particular emphasis on quality, safety, and technology. All areas of the industry and the supply chain are included.
By becoming AS9100 compliant/certified, suppliers can gain a competitive advantage and benefit from the improved processes and continual improvement that is the foundation of ISO 9001:2008 certified Quality Management Systems.
AS/EN 9100 (OEM and Parts Suppliers) Quality Management System specific to aerospace industry.
AS/EN 9120 (Distributors of Aerospace-related materials, hardware and components) Demonstrates an organization's commitment to deliver quality products and services to its customers.
Organizations AS9100 certification status audit is posted in SAE's OASIS database from the International Aerospace Quality Group and available to the general public.
Your benefits of AS/EN 9100 Certification
Assure customer satisfaction
Make safe, reliable products that meet or exceed customer, statutory, and regulatory authority requirements
Globalize and unify the standards. Avoid the redundancy and varying quality expectations from different suppliers and requirements by OEMs
Focus on the key requirements of your customers
Increase opportunities and acceptance within the global aerospace supply chain
Improve product and process quality
Reassign supplier resources to improve quality
Reduce variation in quality
Comply with a system supported by regulatory bodies
Reduce potential of second-party system audits
Demonstrate that you operate to globally accepted quality standards