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ASA ATC Technical Bulletin, Issue 3, May 2017

ASACB Training Announcements

Our next Webinar is scheduled for June 1, 2017. This webinar will address the topics of Risk Based Thinking and Operational Risk Management. The presenter will be George Ringger, Accreditation Manager, ASACB. This webinar is open to ASA Members, ASA-100 Accredited companies and ASACB certified clients. The cost for members, accredited companies and certified clients is $99.00 and for non-members, non-accredited companies and non-certified clients is $145.00. This webinar will begin at 11:00am EDT and end at 12:15pm EDT. Registration is required and will be available on our website at after May 19, 2017. Your registration confirmation will include the login information.


ASACB will be offering additional workshops in the upcoming months. Stay tuned for announcements on the following Training workshops:

  • AS9120B Transition July in the Dallas, TX area.
  • AS9120B Transition August in the Chicago, IL area.
  • AS9100D Third quarter location to be announced.
  • AS9110C Third quarter location to be announced. 

ASACB will be offering 90 minute workshops on the following topics during the July 9-11, 2017 ASA Annual Conference:

  • Product Safety as it relates to AQMS AS9100D/AS9110C/AS9120B
  • Required Documentation as it relates to AQMS AS9100D/AS9110C/AS9120B

Amazing Introductory Promotional Offer for New ASACB Clients

ASA is pleased to announce an amazing offer to new ASACB clients. Any organization that attends an ASA ISO or AS Standards Workshop and subsequently contracts with ASACB for certification services will receive a discount on those services (limitations apply, see below). Which incredible offer will you choose? 

  1. Contract with ASACB within 7 days of attending the workshop - receive a 10% discount on audit day rate.
  2. Contract with ASACB after 7 days of attending the workshop - receive a 5% discount on audit day rate.

Discounts apply to the 1st year of services and only offered to new clients who are seeking ISO 9001, AS9100/AS9110/AS9120 initial certification services through ASACB. The discount does not apply to audit travel or fee expenses. Days are counted as calendar days. For questions and additional information, please contact Sam O'Connor.


Transition Information

There are only 16 months remaining for the transition to the new ISO 9001/AS9100/AS9110/AS9120 standards. Organizations that are AS9100/AS9110/AS9120 and waiting on release of the new revisions should already have or are in process of implementing the ISO9001:2015 standards new requirements. ISO 9001:20015 is the base standard for all the newly revised and pending release AS series standards. This will aid in getting your organization prepared to achieve the transition deadline of September 15, 2018 for AS9100/AS9110/AS9120. 


Key Dates

Request for Quotations for initial certifications to any of the AS series standards received after May 1, 2017 will be quoted to the 2016 revisions of the applicable standard sought. ASACB is taken this measure to ensure that newly contracted and existing clients will be audited to the revisions of AS9100C/AS9110B/AS9120A before the June 15, 2017 deadline. 

  • An email notification is being sent out by the IAQG via OASIS to all AQMS certified organizations and approved certification bodies entitled, "Effective June 15, 2017 Auditing will be to the AS9100D:2016 Version." 
  • All transition audits must be completed by June 15, 2018 per industry requirements listed in Supplemental Rule SR003 which can be located at  The SR003 document is located under the section titled "9100:2016 Series Quality Management System Transition" in paragraph two last sentence. 

If you should have any questions please contact Sam O'Connor, Vice President Technical Services ASA/ASACB or George Ringger, Accreditation Manager ASACB for clarification or concerns.

ASACB Transition Complete

ASACB has successfully transitioned its AQMS accreditations for all three AS9100 industry standards as of May 11, 2017. All audits that begin on or after June 15, 2017 will be to the new revisions of AS9100D/AS9110C/AS9120B. 


Transition Aid

The ASACB has a gap assessment worksheet to aid in the transition to AS9100D that is based on input from the IAQG. It can be downloaded via the following link; Gap Assessment AS9100D. It may also be accessed from the ASA's Website at: AQMS:2016 Transition Policy; scroll to the bottom of the bottom of the page and click on Gap Assessment AS9100D.


Aerospace Recommended Practice (ARP) and Aerospace Information Report (AIR)

The following documents have been created by the Aviation, Space and Defense Industries (ASD) and released through Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) for use by organizations supporting and supplying a product or service to the ASD industries.  You can purchase or access these documents at

  • ARP9356 Declarable Substances Recommended Practice
  • AIR5317 A Guide to APU Health Management
  • AIR5487 Aircraft Tire History


The International Accreditation Form or IAF has posted a ballot draft to update for the Mandatory Document for the Transfer of Accredited Certification of Management Systems Issue 2, IAF MD2:201X. ASACB will review and discuss any impact to our existing transfer process.  Any changes required within our transfer process will be immediately updated and clients that are in the process of transferring will be notified if these updates impact their transfer of certification. 

ASA-100 News!
Congratulations to the following companies showing commitment to Quality through ASA-100 Accreditation:
  • Aerocon Engineering Company  - Van Nuys, CA
  • Synergy Aviation Group - Purchase, NY
Congratulations to the following Companies showing commitment to Quality through ASA-100 Re-accreditation:
  • Dallas Aviation - Arlington, TX
  • Silver Wings - Princeton, FL
  • TriStar Aircraft Spares - Fort Worth, TX
  • Norcross Air, Inc. - Portsmouth, NH
ASA News!
ASA Annual Conference:
ASA is pleased to announce Tuesday's keynote speaker!
Reynaldo Roche, Director Global MRO Operations, Delta Tech Ops.  
Mr. Birkir Holm Gudanson, CEO, Icelandair is Monday's Keynote. Adam Pilarski, AVITAS will also be speaking Monday morning. Tuesday's Keynote is Reynaldo Roche, Director Global MRO Operations, Delta Tech Ops. AFRA's Annual Meeting is held in conjunction with ASA. This year's theme is "Information is Power" and ASA will publish the full agenda this month. The "Time Saver" price is available through May 19, 2017. Please click here for registration information.

Missed the Early Bird Deadline for CONFERENCE REGISTRATION?
Don't worry you can still register at the new "Time Saver" price. ASA has included a new price tier that allows for an additional level of savings if you missed the Early Bird fee. You will need to register by May 19th though at which time the rates will increase to the next Regular Rate tier. The ASA Annual Conference is July 9-11th in Reston, VA, 10 minutes from IAD and on the metro path to DC.
Quality Committee Meeting - July 9, 2017, Reston, VA
The next QC Meeting is scheduled for July 9, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency, Reston, VA. Separate registration is required. Also be sure to make your hotel reservations accordingly. If you have any questions please contact Tony Brigham.