AS9100C Timeline

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 auditors to be trained, and for certification bodies to be accredited to the AS9104-1 standard.

Certification of organizations to the new standards (AS9100, AS9110, or AS9120) can start any time after the accreditation of a certification body to AS9104-1. After July 1, 2011, all audits must be against the applicable new standard. AS9100:2004 will be canceled on July 1, 2012. The transition plan and related guidance materials are to be published by December 31, 2009.

Supporting Standards

AS9101:2009, Audit Requirements for Aviation, Space, and Defense Organizations, is expected to be published before the end of this year. It will replace the current audit checklists, AS9101, AS911, and AS9121. All certification audits must be conducted in compliance with this standard.

AS9104-1, Requirements for Oversight of Aerospace Quality Management System Certification Programs, is expected to be published by April 2010. All certifications of organizations to the 2009 versions of the aerospace standards must be completed in compliance with this updated standard.

Upgrade Audits

AS9104-1 will include revised audit day tables. An upgrade to one of the new standards during a scheduled surveillance audit will use the “recertification” audit day table. A certification upgrade during a recertification audit will use the “initial” audit day table.

Auditor Training

IAQG sanctioned training for all AA and AEA auditors will be required prior to those auditors conducting a certification audit to the 2009 versions of the aerospace standards. This sanctioned training will be developed by a training firm selected by IAQG.

The training materials, exam, and training for trainers will be made available to other training providers and organizations. However, the training providers and other organizations wanting to train aerospace auditors for authentication must be approved. The sanctioned training will be the only training accepted for re-authentication of auditors for the 2009 aerospace standards.