Big news for AS certified clients from the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG), which is overseeing the writing and release of the new 2016 AS standards. There is a significant change regarding the implementation and upgrade timing for companies required to transition to the new AS standards.
After June 15, 2017 all AS audits must be to AS9100:2016, AS9110:2016 and AS9120:2016. There will be no more audits to the current AS standards after that time. Certified companies must upgrade on their regularly scheduled annual audit after June 15, 2017. For example, if a company just had an annual audit June 20, 2016, then they must upgrade to the new standard during their June 20, 2017 audit. Delaying transition until the June 2018 audit would not be an option. The final transition audit deadline for the AS9100D series is June 15, 2018.