December, 2009 Newsletter Articles

AS9100C Timeline

Dec 21, 2009 in Newsletter | 0 comments

The International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) has announced a new timeline for the transition to the aerospace standards published in 2009: AS9100:2009, Requirements for Aviation, Space, and Defense Organizations AS9110:2009, Requirements for Aviation Maintenance Organizations AS9120:2009, Requirements for Aviation, Space, and Defense Distributors Transition Schedule The IAQP sanctioned auditor training is expected to be available by April 30, 2010. The following 14 month period, ending July 1, 2011, is to provide time for trainers and...

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Critical Safety Items

Dec 21, 2009 in Newsletter | 0 comments

AS9017:2009, Control of Aviation Critical Safety Items, is now available. It is intended to prescribe consistent requirements for CSI management for organizations and suppliers who perform work for prime contractors receiving direct contracts from U.S. government agencies. The contractor, which receives the initial government contract, will receive their CSI requirements directly from the U.S. government agency and be required to maintain a CSI management system that ensures compliance to all requirements. The flow down of this standard is...

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Medical Labs

Dec 21, 2009 in Newsletter | 0 comments

Medical laboratories accredited to ISO 15189:2007 are recognized as meeting the management system principles of ISO 9001:2008 according to a joint communiqué by ISO (the International Organization for Standardization), ILAC (the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation), and the IAF (the International Accreditation Forum). The ISO-IAF-ILAC communiqué was issued to address the misconception that medical laboratories accredited to ISO 15189:2007 do not operate a recognized management system. Until now, accredited medical laboratories...

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ISO 9004:2009

Dec 21, 2009 in Newsletter | 0 comments

ISO 9004:2009 The just-published new edition of ISO 9004 provides organizations with a model for “sustained success” in today’s complex, demanding, and ever-changing environment. ISO 9004:2009, Managing for the sustained success of an organization – A quality management approach, is the third edition of the standard first published in 1987. It is intended to support the achievement of sustained success by any organization (regardless of size, type, or activity) through a quality management approach. While the initial...

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Revised 14 CFR 21

Dec 21, 2009 in Newsletter | 0 comments

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently published significant revisions to 14 CFR 21, the regulations that govern the design, production, and continued airworthiness of U.S. civil aircraft. These changes become effective April 14, 2010. The FAA is amending its certification procedures and identification requirements for aeronautical products and articles. The amendments will update and standardize those requirements for Production Approval Holders (PAHs), revise export airworthiness approval requirements to facilitate global...

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On-time Delivery

Dec 21, 2009 in Newsletter | 0 comments

The QuEST Forum is a unique collaboration of service providers and suppliers dedicated to improving quality and performance in the telecommunications supply chain. The QuEST Forum has helped unify the global telecom community through the implementation of TL 9000, a telecom-specific quality standard that builds on ISO 9001. TL 9000 The performance data requirement of TL 9000 sets it apart from other quality management standards. TL 9000 certified organizations must submit TL 9000 measurement data using predefined counting rules to the QuEST...

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Web Archiving

Dec 21, 2009 in Newsletter | 0 comments

A Web page that is here today, may not be around tomorrow. A new standard, ISO 28500:2009, Information and Documentation – WARC File Format, will ensure that the vast and often valuable information posted on the Web is not lost when a page changes or disappears. ISO 28500 provides a file format known as WARC (Web ARChive), which offers a convention for concatenating multiple data objects into one long file. The format can be used to build applications for harvesting, managing, accessing, and exchanging content. For a long time, keeping...

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