With just a matter of days to go until the
first implementation deadline of the reformed AS9100 Series for Aerospace,
Bureau Veritas is helping to provide greater guidance for organisations who must
adhere to the changes with the launch of a new paper.
From 15 June 2017, all audits must be
undertaken to the new version of the AS9100 standard. In addition to this, all
organisations who are certified to the current standard will need to transition
to the new version by 15th September 2018.
Globally considered the ‘gold standard’ in the
aerospace industry, the AS9100 is a widely adopted and standardised
quality-management system recognised by all major aerospace and defence original
equipment manufacturers, and has been revised to reflect the changes to ISO
9001, made in 2015. The standard provides a structure for process control,
defect prevention, reduction of variation and waste in the supply chain,
continual improvement and effectively meeting customer requirements.
As leading certification experts committed to
making easier work of regulatory reforms for organisations, Bureau Veritas has
launched a brand new white paper designed to provide greater clarity on the
changes and what it will mean for them.
The paper - written by
an Aerospace Product Manager at Bureau Veritas - explores the key changes to the
standard, how it works in the context of an organisation, the planning required
around the transition period and the support available.
International Aerospace Business Director at Bureau Veritas comments: “Amongst
other things, the changes implemented in the reformed AS9100 are vital in order
to ensure it is adequately aligned to the evolving landscape and reflective of
the increasingly complex environments which today’s organisations operate in. As
such, while it may mean new changes for organisations to get to grips with, it
will ensure that this widely accepted ‘gold standard’ in the aerospace industry
provides a consistent foundation for the future.
“From our experience of helping a large number
of our clients comply with AS9100 in the UK, we recognise that the changes,
being extremely intricate, can come as a minefield. We have therefore developed
this white paper to provide one simple and holistic point of reference.”
Trevor adds: “Looking towards the September
2018 deadline, we cannot urge companies enough to act quickly and take action
towards compliance now. Although the deadline may seem like a while away, it is
worthwhile reaching out to your certification company in order to get an update
on what you need to know and which changes in the auditing process will impact
you so you are fully prepared.”
AS9100:2016 - 'Key_Changes_to_the_Standard' is available to download here