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Monday, 23 May 2016

AS 9100 series of Standards

The aerospace and defence standards AS9100, AS 9110 and AS 9120 which were due to be published in April of 2016 have been delayed.

The latest information from The International Aerospace Group (IAQG) indicates that the Standards will be published concurrently across Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe towards the end of this year.

  • AS9100: 2016 is planned for October 2016
  • AS9110: 2016 is planned for November 2016
  • AS9120: 2016 is planned for December 2016

It is hoped that these timelines may be shortened but it must be remembered that the transition deadline remains the same – 15 September 2018, to align with ISO 9001:2015.

The shortened time line my cause problems, particularly with the current shortage of auditors.

Organisations leaving the transition to the last minute may find that they miss the deadline because they cannot arrange a transition visit and clear any non-conformities.  Any organisation missing the deadline will be left without certification.  There can be no exceptions and the deadline will not be extended.

Although the format (which will follow the ISO Annex SL) is known, the actual content is subject to change.  This is evident as the April proposed publication date was missed.   We recommend that outline transition effort can be made but detailed transition effort should wait until formal publication dates.

Monday, 9 May 2016

Windows

Readers of this blog will know that I comment on windows on occasions and this invariably means Microsoft Windows.  There have been a number of issues surrounding Windows 8 and subsequently  Windows 10. There was no Windows 9.

This blog has nothing to do with Microsoft;  our Landlord has decided to replace all the windows in our building with energy efficient double glazed units.

While we welcome the end result, the process of removing the old windows has been less than  conducive.  Loud banging, drilling and filing have made working in the office pretty difficult.

I have been fortunate in that the week of the building work coincided with a week away from the office auditing. I only had to put up with this for half a day, before leaving for my Client.

I am sure that I will appreciate the benefits of double glazing both in the winter when they should insulate the office from cold and also in the summer when the energy coating should reduce the sun glare.

It remains to be seen if my optimism is justified.


Watch this space…………………….

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