AS/EN 9100 series is changing

The AS/EN 9100 series of standards (AS/EN 9100, AS/EN 9110 and AS/EN 9120), the globally recognized quality management series of standards for the aerospace sector, developed by the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) is changing. As it is based on ISO 9001, it is being revised to reflect the changes to ISO 9001 which were made in 2015.


Latest update on the changes to AS/EN 9100/9110/9120

The target date for completion of the new series of aerospace quality standards is December 2016. Clients who are certified to the current version of the standards will need to transition to the new version of the standard by 14th September 2018.

The IAQG will be developing Certification Body (CB) auditor training and testing materials to ensure CB auditors are knowledgeable and qualified to begin the transition of certificates to the new standard in early 2017.


What do I need to do now?

BSI are here to make sure that as an existing AS/EN 9100 series certification customer you have the information and tools you need to understand the changes. We will keep you up-to-date with the changes to this standard so you remain compliant.

Top tip – make sure you are familiar with the latest version of ISO 9001. Read and download our informative whitepapers (link to your ISO 9001:2015 resource page) to help you understand the changes.

Find out more about the transition process here.


Why is AS/EN 9100 changing?

AS/EN 9100 is being updated to keep in line with ISO 9001:2015 and it will help the aviation space and defence industries in the following ways:

  • Ensure best practice and continual improvement
  • To deliver quality products that ensure safety
  • One management system throughout the supply chain.
  • Enhanced product traceability requirements to support latest regulatory changes
  • To meet statutory, regulatory, and customer industry requirements
  • Improved application of risk management


What is changing?

The AS/EN 9100 revision will mirror the 10-clause format of ISO 9001:2015. Additionally, it will add to or enhance the following areas:

• Product safety

• Human factors

• Risk

• Counterfeit parts

• Configuration management

• Data management

• Product realization and planning

• Post-delivery support

• Obsolescence

• Verification of purchased product

• Project management

• Design development and supplier management

• Quality manual

• Management representative