The deadline to transition from AS9100 Rev C to AS9100 Rev D was September of 2019. Under the current ISO guidelines, if an organization missed the September 2019 deadline, their certification was suspended, and they had until the end of 2019 to complete their audits for Rev D certification. If an organization did not meet the deadline at the end of 2019, its certification under the older AS9100 standard will be revoked.
There was a previous version of the transition guidelines that would have revoked certifications by the September 2019 deadline, but the guidelines were revised to change revocation to suspension (until the end of 2019).
In effect, this means that the pre-transition AS9100 standards lived until 2019 and then voided. The consequences for companies not making the transition may vary, but it’s possible that their customers may elect not to award new business or even continue existing business with suppliers who didn’t recertify to the standard’s revisions. The ruling, which seems to have been made in response to the IAQG’s executive committee to “adjust the consequences for not meeting the transition date.”
The announcement asked any Accreditation Bodies, Certification Bodies or Certified Organizations to communicate these rules to their members/clients immediately. A frequently asked questions (FAQ) spreadsheet is provided for this ruling on the SAE website. The actual changes in Supplement Rules Documents can be downloaded as well. The actual announcement can be accessed here. The AS9100store’s training partner, BSI international, has made more training sites and times available for its SAE AS9100 Revision D Transition Course. A complete listing of the dates, times and places of this critical profile of what your organization must do to make the change is on our AS9100store.com site.