AS9100 series is changing

The AS9100 series of standards (AS9100, AS9110 and AS9120), the globally recognized quality management series of standards for the aerospace sector, developed by the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) is changing. Based on ISO 9001, the series ishas been revised to reflect the changes to ISO 9001:2015.


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

No matter whether you are certified to AS9100, AS9100, or JISQ 9100, you need to 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 September 15, 2018. This date remains unchanged.

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


Got any questions on the AS9100 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 AS9100 and what you can do to prepare for the revised standards.


What do I need to do now?

BSI is here to make sure that as an existing AS9100 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 AS9100 changing?

AS9100 is being updated to keep in line with ISO 9001:2015 and it will help the aviation space and defense 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