Use of AS9101E

The International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) has posted Resolution 117 to its IAQG OPMT ICOP Resolutions Log. The resolution states that Certification Bodies (CBs) must implement the AS9101E / 9101:2014 audit requirements standard no later than July 01, 2015. This timeline may be accelerated and implementation can occur upon completion of the following:

  • CB procedures and processes must be updated to address conformance to the requirements of the revised standard, including access to approved 9101 Forms on the IAQG Forms Management System website or other approved 9101 forms in other languages as may be provided by the IAQG sectors. CB clients must be notified when the revised standard will be used for Aerospace QMS audits.
  • Authenticated Aerospace Auditors and Aerospace Experienced Auditors using the revised standard and associated forms must have completed the web-based IAQG OPMT sanctioned “IAQG 9101E / 9101:2014 Online Update Training Module” course. The CB must maintain records of each AQMS Auditor’s successful completion of the 9101E / 9101:2014 training module.
  • CB’s support personnel (e.g., management, administrative) must complete internal awareness training on any changes that impact audit support processes.
  • Each CB must advise their respective Accreditation Body (AB) and SMS (or CBMC) in writing that they have established conformance to the revised standard and this resolution.

All prior versions of the AS9101 “Quality Management Systems Audit Requirements for Aviation, Space, and Defense Organization” standard (e.g., 9101D / 9101:2011) and associated forms must not be used to record 9100/9110/9120 audits after July 1, 2015.

ABs, OP Assessors, and CBs must coordinate prior to all witness and office assessments of CBs to ensure that the issue or version of 9101 is known by all parties prior to conducting a witness or office assessment.

Note: The IAQG Other Party Management Team (OPMT) is a global, industry-controlled, oversight committee chartered to manage the Industry-Controlled Other Party (ICOP) process for certification of organizations to the AS9100 series of standards.