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IAQG Supplemental Rule SR004

Preparing for the Revised AS9100 Series Standards

The International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) has established a draft supplemental rule that defines requirements for transition to the 9104-1:2022, 9104-2:2023 and 9101:2022 standards for stakeholders within the IAQG Industry Controlled Other Party (ICOP) Aerospace Quality Management System (AQMS) certification scheme. This revision (Revision B) will address the implementation timeline for the 9104-1:2022 standard to adress availability of AQMS auditors and publication of dependant standards in IAQG supported languages. Stakeholders are encouraged ot continue transition activities so long as the dependent information is available in the IAQG supported language use.

As more information becomes published/released, ABS Quality Evaluations, Inc. (ABS QE) will provide this information to our clients by way of email notifications, website updates, and webinars. The IAQG has requested that certification bodies notify our clients that it is very important to begin this transition work immediately so that all organizations complete the transitions on time.

Transition Overview

ABS QE shall implement the requirements of 9104-1:2022 transition within 12 months of the release of the IAQG
mandated 9104-1:2022 and 9101:2022 Aerospace Auditor Delta Training for transition. Prior to auditing to the 9104-1:2022 criteria, ABS QE will conduct an Organization Certification Analysis Process (OCAP) for all certified clients and provide information to each clients with respect to any changes to the certification struture or auditing program. Once the accreditation Body (AB) makes the official change in accreditation scope, ABS QE will plan and conduct audits in conformance with 9104-1:2022 and 9101:2022 requirements. Finally, ABS QE shall ensure AQMS certification documents are revised to reflect conformance to the 9104-1:2022 standard as well as update and validate the OASIS database in accordance with the 9104-1:2022 requirements following the issuance or re-issue of each AQMS certification document. 

Audit Time and Durations

ABS QE will be mandated to evaluate each certified client's AQMS scope of certification, complexities, and risk involved with the scope of certification to determine the amount of additional audit duration to be applied to the transition audit. The justifications for the additional audit duration will be documented in accordance with SR004. The IAQG has documented that it is not acceptable to complete a transition audit without additional audit duration. The additional audit duration shall be communicated to our client and we are required to obtain documented client concurrence.

Audit Cycle and Scheduling

No initial, annual surveillance or recertification audits shall be started to the previous versions of the standards after June 15, 2017. After June 15, 2017, special audits for client transfers, extensions to existing scope of certification, or special audits in response to complaints may occur to the applicable version of the standard.

Certificate Validity

Certificates issued following successful completion of the transition audit shall maintain the existing certificates' expiry date if the transition audit is not completed during a recertification audit. A new three (3) year certificate will be published if the transition audit is completed during the recertification audit. If the certified organziation is not subject to a recertification audit, they will not be granted a new three-year certification.

Note, it is permissible to request an early recertification audit in order to receive a new three (3) year certificate to the 2016 editions of the standards.

IAQG 9104-1:2022/9104-1:2022 Transition Timeline Summary

Stakeholder Entity Type Transition End Date
IAQG Certification Oversight Team June 30, 2022
Sector Management Structures and Regional Management Structures June 30, 2022
Accreditation Bodies December 31, 2022
Auditor Authentication Bodies April 30, 2023
Training Provider Approval Bodies April 30, 2023
Training Providers April 30, 2023
Certification Bodies 12 months from publication of applicable standards and sanctioned Aerospace Auditor Delta Training in the CB operating or selected IAQG language
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