The Lead Auditor should prepare the AS9100 Audit Plan Template at least one week in advance of the scheduled audit. The actual lead time will vary according to the area being audited, the scope of the audit, and other factors. AS1200-2 AUDIT PLAN includes the purpose, scope, criteria, and objectives for the aerospace audit, as well as identify the audit date(s) and Audit Team members. A schedule (agenda) for the Opening and Closing Meetings – and, if possible, interviewing department personnel – should be provided.
When developing the Aerospace Audit Plan, the Lead Auditor should be sure to allow time for auditors to review and clarify notes and meet with other team members for discussion. Areas to be visited/observed should be identified. In preparing the plan, the Lead Auditor should review previous audit reports, Corrective Action Requests (CAR), production histories, complaint files, satisfaction surveys, and any other documents deemed relevant to the audit. The Lead Auditor should begin the audit with an Opening Meeting, to be attended by All Employees identified in the Aerospace Audit Plan.