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.