What is AS9101F?
AS9101F is the standard that defines requirements for the preparation and execution of the audit process. AS9101 defines the content and the composition for the audit reporting of conformity and process effectiveness for the organization’s QMS documentation, and customer and statutory/regulatory requirements.
The AS9101F requirements are additions or represent changes to the requirements and guidelines in the standards for conformity assessment, auditing and certification as published by ISO/IEC (learn more about ISO/IEC 17021). When there is a conflict with these standards, the requirements of AS9101F standard will take precedence.
What is SAE AS9101?
This standard defines requirements for the preparation and execution of the audit process. (This is what the Registrars will use to perform your audit)
Additionally, it defines the content & composition for reporting audit
conformity and process effectiveness to the 9100-series standards, the organizations QMS documentation, and customer/regulatory requirements.
After the publication of AS9100:2016, ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 17021:2015, there was a need for an updated AS9101F. Furthermore, changes were based on OASIS feedback requests, stakeholder feedback and lessons learned from registrar audit reports.
Some forms have been made more simple, so the auditor can spend more time auditing than completing forms. Note: the unwieldy Objective Evidence Report (OER) has been eliminated.
Every process should be audited to determine:
- Is the process identified and appropriately defined?
- Are responsibilities defined?
- Are procedures implemented and maintained?
- Is the process achieving effective results?
New Terms with related forms in the appendices
- Major Nonconformity
- Minor Nonconformity
- Nonconformity Report (NCR)
- Objective Evidence Record (OER)
- Process Effectiveness Assessment Report (PEAR)