First AS9100:2016 certificate issued, March 2017 - Status of Transition Sept. 2018

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Why not extend?
Because of a "technicality".

For political reasons, the IQAG "decided" to maintain alignment of AS91X0 with the ISO 9001:2015 standard. The overwhelming majority of the AS91X0 certificates also contain reference to ISO 9001. Since the IAF/ISO mandate to cease validity of all (properly accredited) ISO 9001 certificates on September 16, 2018, the IAQG can not "contravene" the ISO/IAF mandate.

Another example of when technical decisions are made for political reasons, someone pays the price. And, typically, the people who pays the price are not the ones who've made the bad call.
 

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Just saw (what seems to be the World's first) an organization listed in OASIS, certified to the AS9100:2016.

Company located in Utah.
 

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Re: AS9100 Rev. D - When and what?

Just saw (what seems to be the World's first) an organization listed in OASIS, certified to the AS9100:2016.

Company located in Utah.

Interesting. Blue Sun is less than 5 miles from my house and I've never heard of them.
 

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I am QA Manager at Produmax Ltd in the UK. We have just been certified to AS9100:2016. The first in the UK I believe.

Relatively trouble-free process to be honest.
 

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I am QA Manager at Produmax Ltd in the UK. We have just been certified to AS9100:2016. The first in the UK I believe.

Relatively trouble-free process to be honest.

Welcome to The Cove and congratulations on your upgrade! :bigwave:

I see that there are currently 13 organizations in OASIS certified to AS9100:2016. It looks like Great Western has 7 of those with 6 in the Phoenix area. They must be really pushing their clients to get ahead of the curve and upgrade early.
 

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The IAQG posted a reminder concerning the AS91X0:2016 Transition on their website. It reads:

IAQG OPMT said:
9100:2016 Series Transition Reminder to Certification Bodies and Certificated Organizations

The IAQG Other Party Management Team (OPMT) would like to remind all certificated organizations that there are two key target dates within the “International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) Other Party Management Team (OPMT) Supplemental Rule 003 – Rules for 9100/9110/9120:2016 and 9101:2016 Transition” document that were established in order to ensure that a certified organization transition occurs prior to the 15 September 2018 end date.

The first key target has now passed. In accordance with SR003; “10.a By March 1, 2017 AQMS certified organizations shall communicate with their CB to establish an intended date for 9100/9110/9120:2016 AQMS standard transition readiness.” We greatly appreciate the efforts that certificated organizations have taken to meet this requirement and would like to remind those that have not yet made transition plans; there is an elevated risk of not meeting the 2018 end date if you have not established and communicated the aforementioned date to your CB.

The second key target date in SR003 is 15 June 2017. In accordance with SR003; 9.g No initial, surveillance or recertification audits shall be started to the previous versions of the AQMS standards after June 15, 2017.” We must ensure that transition has a start date or Certification Bodies may face auditor resource issues in 2018 as the transition end date approaches.

The IAQG remains committed to supporting our stakeholders through this transition period and beyond and will continue to monitor progress and communicate expectations to support all stakeholders. Again, we appreciate your efforts as we all strive to meet transition targets and maintain the confidence we have in the ICOP certification scheme.

They could have made it look a little bit more official by having the IAQG logo on the paper.
 
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Auditor resource issues....who would have seen that one coming. We're set for November as far as I can tell.
 

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We're five weeks before all audits must be conducted to AS9100:2016 and only about 54% of the auditors have been approved for the new standard. For nine months we've been asking our CB to schedule an audit date in June, and haven't got anything out of them. It looks like we may get one in July instead. Hopefully it's just a temporary issue with not enough auditors qualified, and not a permanent loss of auditors who decided to quit.
 

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For nine months we've been asking our CB to schedule an audit date in June, and haven't got anything out of them.
How is that possible? :mg: In their "customer charter", they promise to deliver a timely and professional service...;)
 
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We're five weeks Hopefully it's just a temporary issue with not enough auditors qualified, and not a permanent loss of auditors who decided to quit.
Not to surprising that CB’s are having resource issues. Auditor workload is increasing within the time allocated to perform the audit, write the report and manage corrective actions. Heck during our last surveillance audit our CB auditor almost turned in his resignation because of the additional CB and IAQG task loading without compensation.
 
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