SAE International and IAQG Sign Global Aerospace Standards Agreement

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Andy Maher, IAQG president and Member Company Representative for BAE Systems, and David Alexander, Senior Director, Standards, SAE International (Image: SAE International)

The International Aerospace Quality Group® (IAQG) formally announced SAE International (SAEI) as the organization’s international standards publisher. The IAQG/SAE Standards Development and Publications Agreement takes effect on all new and newly revised standards moving forward. The first standard to fall under this new agreement will be the IAQG 9137 (IA9137), scheduled to be released later this year.

Under the IAQG/SAE Standards Development and Publications Agreement, the aerospace industry will be able to turn to SAE or one of its many global resellers to purchase new and/or newly revised standards. This agreement is designed to streamline the development and publication process using a single, common workflow that increases speed to market while improving global distribution management.

“The IAQG/SAE Standards Development and Publications Agreement is based on a 25-year partnership between SAE and IAQG,” stated Andy Maher, IAQG president and member company representative for BAE Systems. “Their solid reputation and proven process of global standards development makes this agreement a natural evolution.”

“This is a great example of SAE’s recognition as a global standards developer,” said David Alexander, senior director, standards, SAEI. “We are excited to partner with IAQG on the global development, publication and distribution of some of the most recognized standards in the aerospace industry.”

Currently, published standards will remain under the same sector-related distribution channels. In addition to having a single, global publisher, the new and newly revised standards will have a consistent look and format. For example, the naming structure for newly developed and released standards will follow the standard naming prefix of IA (for International Aerospace). Previously released standards will transition from sector designations of AS, EN, SJAC or JISQ to the new singular designation at the time of revision.

SAE standards include almost 10,000 documents created through consensus development by more than 240 SAE Technical Committees which are used to advance mobility engineering throughout the world. For more information on SAE’s standards, visit .