AS 9100:2016 - Aviation, Space and Defence

AS 9100:2016 series of standards for Aviation, Space and Defence

The forthcoming revision of the 9100:2016 Series of standards by the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) is aligned with the ISO 9001:2015 QMS transition date. From 15 June 2017, any new certifications must be to AS 9100:2016 Series and every organisation must transition by 14 September 2018 to maintain their certification.

The 9100:2016 series of standards will be published by the end of 2016 and it aims to clarify all requirements and make it easier to use whilst addressing both aerospace industry and stakeholder needs.

AS/EN 9100:2016

The revised AS 9100 standard was due to be released in April this year but, following the IAQG Spring Conference, it was announced that publication would be delayed until October 2016. As well as changes necessitated by ISO 9001:2015, the revision to 9100 aims to make the standard easier to use and to provide clarity to further address the needs of interested parties across the industry.

The revised standard incorporates changes made by ISO/TC 176 to the embedded ISO 9001 requirements (ISO liaison organised to collaborate with the IAQG 9100 team and to obtain consideration for IAQG requirement). It considers aviation, space and defence stakeholders’ needs identified from a web survey of members back in 2013. It also considers clarifications to 9100 series requests issued by IAQG since the last revision (requirements further clarified or notes added). The revised standard will be issued in nine languages across all sectors simultaneously.

The International Aerospace Quality Group has published an Executive Level Summary Presentation for the 9100 revision 2016, whilst all the information announced by the Group can be found on their website.

AS/EN 9101 Revision F

This standard is undergoing revision to incorporate revised terminology from ISO 9001:2015 and the forthcoming AS 9100:2016 series of standards, plus the new requirements for accredited certification bodies introduced by ISO 17021-1:2015.

As publication of the other AS/EN 9100-series standards under revision was delayed until late 2016, Revision F was timed for simultaneous release with those other standards.

AS/EN 9110:2016 and AS/EN 9120:2016

These standards are expected to be issued in nine languages across all sectors simultaneously by the end of 2016.