SAE International has just released the new AS 9101 Revision E, “Quality Management Systems Audit Requirements for Aviation, Space, and Defense Organizations.” You can get your copy of this new update from Document Center Inc. in both paper format and for pdf download. The document is used by the Aerospace Industry for meeting what is in essence the ISO 9000 quality requirements. However, these requirements have been tailored specifically for this industry sector with the release of the AS 9100 series of documents.
The new AS 9101 release is a complete re-write of the Revision D from 2010. It’s based on the updates of the ISO 9001 from 2008. These changes at the ISO level were integrated into an International Aerospace Quality Group publication, IAQG 9100:2009. In turn, the IAQG 9100:2009 has become the source document for the AS 9100 Revision C and the basis for AS 9101 Revision E.
While the AS 9100 provides the user with the requirements for Aerospace Quality Management Systems, the AS 9101 is the document that you’ll use for certification. That is, when your auditor arrives, he will work through the requirements found in the AS 9101 to see if you meet them. What’s the focus? Conformity to the standard and process effectiveness, your documentation system, and customer/regulatory requirements.
What was changed in the IAQG 9100:2009 that’s impacted the AS 9101? Of course, the document was updated to reflect the many changes in the ISO 9000:2008. But the scope of the standard was also expanded to include land and sea based systems for defense applications. New requirements were adopted based on stake-holder needs. And clauses were improved where clarification was required, particularly regarding documentation.
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