AS9100: 2016 major revision
We are expecting the AS9100: 2016 standard to be published in April and would recommend that our clients familiarise themselves with the ‘9100 Series 2016 Revision Overview’ presentation by the IAQG in preparation.View here
This is a major revision of AS9100, following the release of ISO 9001: 2015 in September last year when a three year transition period began to transfer from ISO 9001: 2008 to the 2015 version of the standard.
Despite a seven-month delay between the two revisions, the transition deadline of Autumn 2018 remains the same therefore there is a much shorter time period, of just over two years, for our aerospace clients to transition to the new standard. Furthermore, if there is a delay on the expected release of AS9001: 2016, the transition deadline will become even shorter.
At present, here are the dates you need to be aware of (subject to change):
Organisations seeking certification to the 2016 editions of AQMS Standards are required to, by 1 January 2017, communicate with IMS International to establish a commitment date for 9100:2016 AQMS standard transition readiness.
AQMS certifications that have not completed transition to AS 9100:2016 standard by 14 September 2018, including transitioned AQMS certificate uploaded and published into the OASIS database will no longer be valid and shall have a certification status of ‘expired’. They will also no longer be eligible for transition and an initial certification audit will be required to establish conformance with the 2016 editions of the AQMS standards.
Unfortunately, until the revision is published, you cannot make any changes to your current QMS, however we can make you aware of what the key changes are likely to be.
Annex SL Common Clauses
We know that all ISO MS standards will now have this common 10-clause structure:
- Normative references
- Terms and definitions
- Context of the organisation
- Planning for the QMS
- Performance evaluation
AS9100: 2016 is still in its draft form, and there are likely to be further changes but here is a list of the areas of focus and where the key changes are likely to be:
- Product safety; added in carefully selected areas
- Human factors; added as a consideration in non-conformity / corrective action
- Risk; merged current 9100 requirements with the new ISO requirements and emphasis on risks in operations
- Preventive Action; current clause requirements absorbed into risk, opportunities and non-conformance
- Counterfeit parts; enhanced in carefully selected areas and limited new requirements
- Configuration management; clarified and improved considerably to address stakeholder needs
- Product realisation; planning clarified and enhanced planning throughout the standard
- Post delivery support; merged current 9100 requirements with the new ISO requirements
- Project management and work transfer; combined with operation planning clause to address user interpretation issues
- Design development and supplier management; gap analysis – ISO text has been added back in a few places to meet the IAQG needs
- Quality manual; note added pointing to the requirements that make up a quality manual or the equivalent
- Management representative; added back in for management representative QMS oversight
Once the standard is published, more information and analysis of the changes will be made available. In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns regarding the potential impact on your quality system please contact Michael Venner, CEO at firstname.lastname@example.org