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 organisation’s QMS documentation, and customer and statutory/regulatory
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). 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 the following Aerospace Quality Management
System (AQMS) standards: 9100, 9110, and 9120; developed by the IAQG and published by various national
NOTE 2 – In addition to this standard, the IAQG publishes deployment support material on the IAQG website (see
http://www.sae.org/iaqg/) that can be used by audit teams, when executing the audit process.