AS9101:2014 Revision E (Aerospace) in India | NQA

IAQG has revised one of the constituent parts of the AS9100 series of requirements.

IAQG (International Aerospace Quality Group) has revised one of the constituent parts of the AS9100 series of requirements. As such NQA would like to announce the changes and explain its effect to existing AS9100 / 9120 clients and those who are in the process of seeking such certification. This notice aims to explain the changes and the effects upon your organisation.

WHO IS AFFECTED?

All organisations currently registered or seeking certification to AS9100 and or AS9120.

REASONS FOR CHANGE:

  • AS9101 is based upon ISO/IEC 17021 which changed in 2011. As such IAQG reviewed and revised AS9101 resulting in its publication in 2014 (thus becoming AS9101:2014 revision E).
  • The change provided the opportunity to introduce many FAQ’s and to clarify requirements.
  • The introduction of ‘lessons learned’ from:
    • Auditor training and experience
    • Oversight feedback from Certification Body Regulator(s)
    • Industry feedback.

WHAT ARE THE CHANGES?

IAQG has revised its expectations related to how certification bodies conduct and report the results of AS9101 assessments.

The main changes are summarised as:

  • How certification bodies report and conclude PEAR (Process Effectiveness Assessment Report) results.
  • Clarification of PEAR conclusions:
    • These conclusions will now distinguish between compliance with Process Objective (KPI’s) and other compliance requirements (e.g. customer expectations, company procedures etcetera).
    • The QMS Matrix will contain more assessment information.
    • The requirement for an OER (Objective Evidence Report) has been removed. All such data will in future be included within the NQA report, associated AS9101:2014 PEAR’s and or the QMS Matrix.
  • “In the event the time period between Stage 1 and Stage 2 exceeds six months, an additional Stage 1 audit shall be conducted”. This requirement applies to all new applicants.  

WHEN WILL THE CHANGES HAPPEN?

IAQG Resolution #117 requires that all assessments performed after 1st July 2015 be in accordance with AS9101:2014 (revision D). As such, all NQA audits from 1st April 2015 will be conducted in accordance with the above requirements.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO?

Nothing (other than continue meeting existing requirements) as these changes relate to how we (as your certification body) report your assessment results.

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