Nigel Croft, Chair of the ISO subcommittee which headed the development and revision of the standard, explained: “We are bringing ISO9001 firmly into the 21st century. Knowing that today’s organisations will have several management standards in place, we have designed the 2015 version to be easily integrated with other management systems. The new version also provides a solid base for sector-quality standards, and takes into account the needs of regulators.”
AS9100 Rev D was issued in October 2016, with nine new and revised areas requiring compliance. These include amends to Product Safety, Preventative Action, Project Management and Configuration Management.