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IAQG Supplemental Rule SR003

Preparing for the Revised AS9100 Series Standards

The International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) has established a draft supplemental rule that defines requirements related to the activities including established timelines when existing certified organizations must complete their transition to the upcoming release of the newly revised AS9100 series standards.

At this time the supplemental rule (SR003) is a draft, however, it has been communicated that the draft should be seen as the final approved release copy, which is due September 2016. The IAQG has identified some key dates, of which all organizations must be aware.

As 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 provide documented information to their certified clients regarding the requirements for transition and the transition audit process by December 1, 2016. Additional information will be provided to our clients when the IAQG approves and publishes the rules on transitioning. Certified clients will need to provide documented evidence of their commitment to transition to the applicable AS 9100 series 2016 edition of the standards by March 1, 2017. ABS QE will be mandated to provide a risk and mitigation analysis by December 1, 2017, for any client that has not transitioned to the 2016 editions of the standards to ensure that transition deadlines will be met. Transition audits must be completed by September 15, 2018. Any organization that fails to complete their transition audit by September 15, 2018 will have their certification status changed to "expired" status in OASIS. In order to become certified after June 15, 2018, a stage 1 and 2 initial audit would be required to return to "certified" status.

Audit Time and Durations

ABS QE will be mandated to evaluate each certified client's QMS 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 SR003. 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.

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.

Certificates cannot contain mixed editions of standards, i.e. ISO9001:2015 and AS9100C (technically equivalent to EN9100:2009 or JISQ9100:2009). Therefore, only one (1) transition audit can be completed for both the ISO and AS standards.

Recertification audits completed before the June 15, 2017 deadline date will require ABS QE to publish a new certificate that has an expiry date of September 15, 2018 (the date on which current revisions of ISO and AS9100 series standards will expire).


IAQG 9100/9110/9120:2016 Transition Timeline Summary

September 2015 ISO 9001:2015 Standard published and a 36 Month Certified Client ISO transition begins
October 2015 IAQG General Assembly approval of ICOP 9100/9110/9120:2016 Transition Plan
August 2016 Publication of Supplemental Rule (SR003)
September 2016 9100 standard published in all 3 sectors.
November 2016 9101 and 9120 published in all 3 sectors. Mandated Aerospace Auditor "transition" training for 9100, 9101 and 9120 available in agreed IAQG languages.
December 2016 9110 published in all 3 sectors. OASIS Next Generation project phase 1 complete. Database available for entry of transition audit results.
January 2017 Mandated Aerospace Auditor "transition" training for 9110 modules available in agreed IAQG languages.
June 2017 All future audits must be to the 9100/9110/9120:2016 standard using 9101:2016 audit process.
September 2018 Transition complete. All 9100/9110/9120:2009 certificates are no longer valid.
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