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What is AS9101F?

Quality Management Systems Audit Requirements for ASD

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Anyone planning to certify to AS9100D should have a copy of this document.

What is SAE AS9101E?

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.

Previous Versions

AS9101 was originally published in 2000. The purpose of this procedure was to define the content and the presentation of the Assessment Report. It was based off of AS9100:1999. 

AS9101A was published in 2002 ,this standard is the checklist corresponding to AS9100A, issued in August 2001. 

AS9101B was published in 2003 and was a revised version of AS9101A.

AS9101C was published in 2006 and was based off of AS9100B, issued in 2004.

AS9101D defined requirements for the preparation and execution of the audit process. In addition, it defines the content and composition for the audit reporting of conformity and process effectiveness to the 9100-series standards, the QMS documentation, and customer and regulatory requirements. 

AS9101E was published in 2014. The requirements in this revision were changes that were based off of either additions or changes to the requirements and guidelines in the standards for conformity assessment, auditing, and certification such as ISO/IEC 17021.

What Changed?

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.

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Some forms have been made more simple, so the auditor can spend more time auditing than complete 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

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