The AS9100D transition timeline is moving towards mandatory assessments to the 2016 revision. Much has occurred since fall 2016 including the AS9100-serics standard release, auditor training, certification body approval, and, of course, organizational implementation.
All AS9100-series audits will be to the new AS9100-series starting in June 2017 to ensure full implementation by September 15, 2018, when the 2009 revision is retired. So why start the audits in June 2017? Transition to the 2016 revision will require a certification decision and therefore will require not only a transition audit with additional audit days, but also implementation and closure of any issued nonconformances, certification body verification, and technical review of all the associated documentation and audit reports to make a certification decision. The September 2018 date was selected to coincide with the ISO 9001:2015 transition schedules to keep organizations from having to transition first to the ISO 9001 and then to the AS9100D standard.
IAQG (International Aerospace Quality Group) has published a significant amount of Deployment Support Material to help certified organizations with the transition. This information includes presentations, taped webinars, correlation matrices, FAQs, gap assessment worksheet, guidance materials, and links to ISO 9001:2015 support materials at www.sae.org/iaqg/organization/9100.htm.
The remainder of this article will locus on organizational feedback on changes to the AS9100D revision as published by SAE International.
RISK-BASED THINKING VS. RISK MANAGEMENT UNDERSTANDING
Risk has always been required by the AS9I00 standard. The first release of AS9100 in 1999 required the contract or order be reviewed to ensure-that risk associated with new technology and/or short delivery time scales have been evaluated.
AS9100C released in 2009 further required formalized product risk management process to be applied to product realization activities. Organizations are required to plan, implement, and control a process for risk management. Risk management includes requirements for assigning responsibilities, defining risk criteria, identifying and assessing risk, mitigation actions, and the acceptance. These requirements have...