This standard defines 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 organization's QMS documentation, and customer and statutory/regulatory requirements.
The requirements in this standard are additions or represent changes to the requirements and guidelines in the standards for conformity assessment, auditing, and certification as published by ISO/IEC (i.e., ISO/IEC 17000, ISO/IEC 17021-1). When there is conflict with these standards, the requirements of the 9101 standard shall take precedence.
NOTE 1: In this standard, the term “9100-series standards” comprises the following Aerospace Quality Management System (AQMS) standards: 9100, 9110, and 9120; developed by the IAQG and published by various national standards bodies.
NOTE 2: In addition to this standard, the IAQG publishes deployment support material on the IAQG website (see http://www.sae.org/iaqg/) that can be used by audit teams, when executing the audit process.
Users/Customers are directed to go online and download the actual forms in AS9101F from the IAQG website at this link: http://www.sae.org/iaqg/forms/index.htm.
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This standard has been revised to incorporate the requirements for accredited Certification Bodies (CBs) introduced by International Organization for Standardization (ISO)/International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 17021-1:2015, the 2016 changes to International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) 9100-series standards Quality Management System (QMS) requirements, and inputs received from interested parties relating to process-based auditing methods and the evaluation of process effectiveness.