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The revised standards were issued in 2009, and requirements for the transition to the new versions were published by the International Aerospace Quality Group. Companies certified to AS9100B:2008 or AS9120:2002 must upgrade to the AS9100:2009 and AS9120:2009 versions to maintain aerospace certification. This applies to any audits done on or after July 1, 2011.
Benefits of certification to AS9100:2009 and AS9120:2009 include:
The company expects its team of auditors to have completed internal training to the new standards by June 2011. All audits conducted after July 1, 2011 must be to the new standards.