Plexus has been notified that RABQSA International’s status as an Aerospace Authentication Body (AAB) for Aerospace Auditor personnel certification has been suspended by the RMC as of the 23rd January 2013. Plexus has contacted the IAQG and RMC for further guidance on this matter. Plexus will continue to do everything in its power to identify a solution to accommodate the needs of its loyal customer base. Included below you will find a notice from RABQSA regarding the recent suspension.
This notice is to advise that RABQSA International’s status as an Aerospace Authentication Body (AAB) for personnel certification has been suspended by the RMC as of the 23rd January 2013.
RABQSA wishes to assure all currently certified personnel that their status in OASIS is not altered by this development.
However, whilst suspended, RABQSA cannot:
Accept any new Applications for Certification in Aerospace related Scheme’s;
Continue to process any existing new Application for Certification received; or
Proceed with any Application for Expansion of current Certification received.
RABQSA can continue to support auditor applications for re-authentication.
RABQSA understands that its inability to proceed with these tasks will cause inconvenience for our valued customers, but we are working directly with the RMC to rectify the situation and fully expect to have AAB Approval status returned in the shortest possible time.
RABQSA will send an update on status once Suspension is lifted.
Below are some commonly asked questions and answers, to provide you with more information regarding the suspension and how both you and RABQSA are affected.
Q1. What does this mean for my current RABQSA certification?
A. Your current RABQSA certification status and corresponding OASIS authentication is not affected; however, RABQSA is not able to process any Expansion of Grade applications while under suspension.
Q2. Will I still be able to conduct Aerospace audits?
A. Yes, you may continue to conduct audits, as your current authentication remains valid.
Q3. I am due for a recertification; can I still recertify?
A. Yes, RABQSA will continue to service your recertification without change. Upon meeting the recertification requirements, RABQSA will update your recertification date and OASIS authentication.
Q4. What does this suspension actual mean for RABQSA?
A. While under suspension, RABQSA is unable to accept any new Applications for Certification in the Aerospace related Schemes.
Q5. How long will the suspension last?
A. While RABQSA is unable to provide you with a definite date that the suspension will be lifted, please be assured that RABQSA is dedicated to rectifying this situation in the shortest possible timeframe.
Q6. Who can I contact if I have any additional questions?
A. Please feel free to contact Monique Inman, at email@example.com, with any additional questions you may have.