AS9101E QMS Audit Requirements Published

AS9101 has changed from Revision D  to Revision E.  AS9101E is the standard for Quality Management Systems Audit Requirements for Aviation, Space, and Defense Organizations.

This standard defines requirements for the preparation and execution of the audit process. Additionally, it defines the content and composition for the audit reporting of conformity and process effectiveness to the 9100-series standards, the organization’s quality management system documentation, and customer/regulatory requirements.

Changes to the standard include:

  • Audit forms have been consolidated
  • The PEAR (Process Effectiveness Assessment Report) will capture objective evidence of conformity (planned activities) and performance (planned results). It includes both the performance and the conformity assessment results. 
  • CB Auditors will record definitions, targets and values of key performance indicators (KPI’s) related to the audited process on the PEAR
  • CB Auditors will record detailed objective evidence (e.g., audited procedures, PO’s, work orders, and documents
  • The principle of recording objective evidence still remains
  • The Objective Evidence Record (OER) has been replaced.  Objective evidence will now be captured in the super-pear (clause 7 processes).  This includes a QMS Process Evaluation Matrix (for other than clause 7 processes) and an audit report summary.

The rollout date of AS9101E has not been announced by the certification bodies. The certification bodies along with the  auditors will need to be trained on the new forms and provided a date to implement the changes.  We will keep you informed on further information. You can order AS9101E from the Society of Aerospace Engineers at www.sae.org.

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