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AS9100 Rev C Information


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Transition schedule


This IAQG Timeline outlined the transition time frame for AS9100 Rev C.

AS9100C Objectives:

  • Incorporate ISO 9001:2008 changes
  • Expand scope to include land and sea based systems
    for defense applications
  • Ensure alignment with IAQG strategy (on-time, on-quality
  • Adopt new requirements based on stakeholder needs
  • Improve existing requirements where stakeholders
    identified need for clarification
  • Here is a rationale for the changes from the IAQG

List of significant changes AS9100C:

This document reviews the as9100 rev c changeschanges from AS9100b to AS9100c in detail, but here is a summary:

Clause 1.1 (Scope) ADDITION

Scope extended beyond Aviation & Space to now include Defense

Clause 3 (New Definitions) ADDITION

Risk – an undesirable situation or circumstance that has both a likelihood of occurring and a potentially negative consequence. (Key to applying Risk Management)

Special Requirements – Those requirements which have high risks thus requiring their inclusion in the risk management process. Factors include:

    • Product or Process Complexity
    • Past Experience
    • Product or Process Maturity

Critical Items – Those items having significant effect on the product realization and use of the product; including safety, performance, form, fit, function, producibility, service life, etc.; that require specific actions to ensure they are adequately managed. Examples include:

Clause 4.2.2 (Quality Manual Relationships) DELETION

Delete requirement to create a document showing the relationship between AS9100 requirements and the organization’s documented procedures

NOTE: Auditors need to identify appropriate documented procedures as an inherent part of the audit

Clauses 5.2 (Customer Focus/Satisfaction) ADDITION

Management responsibility for measuring ‘product conformity’ and ‘on-time delivery’ and for taking appropriate remedial actions

Requirement to evaluate customer satisfaction using specific QMS information, then develop plans that address deficiencies

Clause 7.1.1 (Project Management) ADDITION

New requirement for planning and managing product realization in a structured and controlled way to meet requirements at acceptable risk, within resource and schedule constraints

Clause 7.1.2 (Risk Management) ADDITION (See Risk Management Exercise)

New requirement to implement a risk management process applicable to the product and organization covering responsibility, criteria, mitigation & acceptance

Clause 7.1.3 (Configuration Management) Moved from 4.3

Structured in line with ISO 10007 requirements

Clause 7.1.4 (Work Transfer) Moved from 7.5

The organization must have a process to plan and control the transfer activities

Expanded to cover permanent transfer

Clause 7.4.1 (Recognition of Supplier Quality Data) REVISION

Objective and reliable data from external sources may be used during supplier selection and evaluation

Clause 7.4.3 (Validation of Test Reports) DELETION

Where the organization utilizes test reports to verify purchased product, the data in those reports shall be acceptable per applicable specifications

The organization shall periodically validate test reports for raw material 

Clause (Process Verification) Moved from

Requirement to validate the production processes, documentation and tooling are capable of producing parts and assemblies that meet requirements

This process shall be repeated when changes occur that invalidate the original results (e.g., engineering or manufacturing processes changes) 

Clause 8.2.2 (Detailed Tools and Techniques) DELETION

Redundant to ISO 9001 text, too prescriptive 

Clause 8.2.4 (Sampling Inspection) REVISION

When the organization uses sampling inspection as a means of product acceptance, the sampling plan shall be justified on the basis of recognized statistical principles and appropriate for use (i.e., matching the sampling plan to the criticality of the product and to the process capability)


AS9100 Rev C articles

“Ready for Takeoff” by L.L. ‘BUDDY’ Cressionnie (07/2008) Quality Progress Article

ASQ Article “Revised AS&D Standards Take Flight”

Aerospace Standards: Going Where No One Has Gone Before by Sidney Vianna, DNV

Quality Digest Article summarizing the AS9100 C conversion timeline


What about AS9110 and AS9120 Revisions?

AS9110B (Maintenance) is now published (Jul/2012).
The changes are similar to those of AS9100 Rev C.
Read about the AS9110B Changes

AS9120A (Distribution) is now published (Jul09).
The changes are similar to those of AS9100 Rev C.
Read about the AS9120A Changes

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