The final release of the aerospace quality management system standard AS9100 Revision D has been officially published, and is available for purchase through the SAE website here:

http://standards.sae.org/as9100d/

The cost is $US 74, and it includes the full text of ISO 9001:2015.The major changes from the rpevious revision include:

  • counterfeit part control
  • product safety
  • alignment with ISO 9001:2015 and inclusion of that standard’s requirements for “context of the organization” and “risk-based thinking”
  • reintroduction of limited language regarding validation of test reports (originally appearing in AS9100B, but removed for AS9100C)

Oxebridge will have a review of the new standard shortly.

User organizations will have only two years to implement the new standard before certifications to the previous edition are phased out. Oxebridge is examining the legality of this position, given that the industry is unlikely to be able to comply, and is considering industry-wide legal action to allow certifications to previous editions to remain in effect.

 

 

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