AS/EN/JISQ 9100:2016 Series

For more than 1.5 million organizations with certified management systems worldwide, the year 2015 brought significant changes both in ISO 9001 (Quality Management Systems) and in ISO 14001 (Environmental Management Systems). In the next few years many other standards will also undergo revision, such as ISO/TS 16949 becoming IATF 16949. The following pages contain information on the main aspects of these revisions.

Seminar ISO Revision

The revision of standards for the aerospace industry (AS/EN/JISQ 9101, 9110 and 9120) is ongoing and expected to be finished by the end of this year. Meanwhile, both AS 9120B and AS 9100D have been published and can be purchased at: The remainder will also be published concurrently across America, Asia-Pacific, and Europe, with each region having their own accreditation basis.

Time Of Transition

Most important message: IAQG has aligned their transition period with that of ISO 9001:2015, which means all existing certificates to AS/EN/JISQ 9100/9110/9120 that have not completed the transition will cease to be valid on 15 September 2018. The certification will no longer be eligible for transition, and an initial certification audit will be required.

Below are some initial important dates and activities to be aware of during the transition to the revised standards:

March 1, 2017 – all currently certified organizations must have communicated with their CB to establish a commitment date for standard transition readiness

June 15, 2017 – all audits started after this date must be according to 9100/9110/9120:2016

June 15, 2018 – all currently certified organizations must have completed their transition audit

A transition timetable can be found on the IAQG website which also provides information and supporting materials such as presentations on key changes and clause-by-clause details, articles and FAQ’s.

Key Aspects Of The Revision

IAQG 9100:2016 is based on the same high-level structure as ISO 9001:2015.
  • Context of the organization with identification of the most relevant interested parties
  • Requirements for leadership quality and availability of resources now more precise
  • Re-introduction of the quality manual and top management representative
  • Stricter requirements for process control and parameters
  • Product safety (now a separate clause of the standard)
  • Human factors to consider in case of non-conformities and corrective action
  • Risk management, which merges the current requirements of EN/AS/JISQ 9100:2009 with those of ISO 9001:2015
  • A separate clause for the prevention of counterfeit parts
  • The rules for configuration management are clearer and better
  • Awareness – reinforced requirements designed to ensure that employees become aware of their personal contribution to quality