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.

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AS 9100 revision update – September 2016

The AS/EN/JISQ 9100 series of quality management standards for the aerospace industry are being updated to reflect the changes in the revised ISO 9001:2015 upon which the standards are based. 

AS 9100D has just been published in English, and the EN version is due out in early October. Translation into other languages is underway, but currently we cannot give an indication of when they will be available


What does this mean for clients who are certified to the current version of the standard?

No matter whether you are certified to AS 9100, AS/EN 9100, or JISQ 9100, you can still start your transition plans irrespective of where you are located.

All 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. This date remains unchanged.

The sooner you start your transition preparations the sooner you will benefit.

BSI has plenty of informative materials to help you prepare and we are running transition seminars on 1st November in Loughborough and 29th November in Bristol


Got any questions on the AS/EN 9100 revision and what this means for you?

Our Frequently Asked Questions will help you understand the changes.

Our CEO briefing provides your senior management with a summary of the changes to AS/EN 9100 and what you can do to prepare for the revised standards.


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.

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, 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