A number of organisations are either introducing AS9100 (Aerospace Quality Management System) or working on transitioning their current AS9100 system to meet the requirements of Rev C.
Please be aware that no UKAS Accredited Certification Body is permitted to audit to the new revision as yet. We are aware that the new standard was released over 12 months ago but the transition requirements have not yet been fully determined. UKAS are hoping that the transition process will begin for Certification Bodies in the first few months of 2011 and we can then start auditing to rev C by the middle of 2011.
A number of you have already started to introduce the requirements, this is fine and it is in fact encouraged to start the planning process as early as possible. However, if you do introduce new requirements you need to ensure that the old revision requirements (rev B) are still being met and contained within your system. IMS and other Certification Bodies will still audit to Rev B for the time being so ensure these requirements are still being met.
IMS will update on the progress of auditing to Rev C at a later date.
If you have any further questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact our head office.
Below is the current IAQG Published Timeline for implementation of Revision C, please note this is subject to change.