SAE AS9101


Requirements for Conducting Audits of Aviation, Space, and Defense Quality Management Systems

Revision G

Published by SAE International, 11/29/2022


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SAE AS9101, Revision G – (R) Requirements for Conducting Audits of Aviation, Space, and Defense Quality Management Systems


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

The requirements in this standard are additions or represent changes to the requirements and guidelines in the standards for conformity assessment, auditing, and certification as published by ISO/IEC (i.e., ISO/IEC 17000, ISO/IEC 17021-1). When there is conflict with these standards, the requirements of the 9101 standard shall take precedence.

NOTE 1: In this standard, the term “9100-series standards” comprises of the 9100, 9110, and 9120 standards; developed by the IAQG and published by various national standards bodies.

NOTE 2: In addition to this standard, the IAQG publishes deployment support material on the IAQG, that can be used by audit teams, when executing the audit process.


SAE AS 9101 shall be used for audits of 9100-series standards by Certification Bodies (CBs) for certification of organizations, under the auspices of the ASD industry certification scheme [also known as the Industry Controlled Other Party (ICOP) scheme]. The ICOP scheme requirements are defined in the 9104-series standards (i.e., 9104-1, 9104-2, 9104-3).

NOTE: Relevant parts of this standard can also be used by an organization in support of internal audits (1st party) and external audits at suppliers (2nd party).

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Revision Revision G
Document Type PDF
Document Language English
Pages 32
Publisher SAE International (SAE)
Status Current