About AESQ Strategy Group™
The AESQ is established as a Program of SAE Industry Technologies Consortia (SAE ITC®) to guide development, promote and deploy a common set of quality requirements, in particular those created by the SAE International G-22 AESQ Technical Committee. AESQ may also provide supplementary materials, guidance documents, training and other support materials to assist with the implementation of standards.
AESQ’s objectives shall include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Simplify and standardize supplier requirements
- Build on existing industry standards
- Create a common language for quality
- Develop standards that are simple, prescriptive and auditable
- Promote standardized third-party training
- Create standards that are easy to adopt within existing processes and systems
- Deliver results rapidly through focused activities
An overview of the AESQ given by Martin Shaeffner, Senior Vice President of Corporate Quality at MTU Aero Engines AG at the Supplier Forum in Trollhättan, Sweden in April 2018.
AESQ provides several opportunities to get involved, support, participate, and remain aware of its activities, resources, and communications.
|2012||Top executives from Rolls-Royce, Pratt & Whitney, GE Aviation, and Safran tasked their senior quality executives to drive rapid change throughout the aerospace engine supply chain.|
|2013||The G-22 AESQ Technical Committee is formed to create uniform standards for aerospace engine suppliers.|
The first AESQ standard, AS13000, Problem Solving Requirements for Suppliers is issued.
The AS13001A standard for Delegated Product Release Verification (DPRV) Training Requirements is released. This is followed quickly by AS13002 (Requirements for Developing and Qualifying Alternate Inspection Frequency Plans) and AS13003 (Measurement Systems Analysis Requirements for the Aero Engine Supply Chain).
Through SAE International’s Professional Development, a DPRV training program was developed and expanded to more than 575 classes offered in 8 languages across 40 countries. To date, more than 8,250 delegates have completed the course.
The G-14 Americas Aerospace Quality Standards Committee (AAQSC) of SAE International® publishes the AS9117 technical standard on Delegated Product Release Verification (DPRV).
Through SAE ITC® sister program Probitas Authentication™ a DPRV training and certification program was developed offering consistent certification to all course participants with Probitas Authentication managing the entire certification and recertification process.
Supplier Forums are held in Singapore (April) and in Los Angeles (October).
AESQ standard 13004 for Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (PFMEA) and Control Plans is released.
Supplier Forums are held in Trollhättan, Sweden (April) and in Tokyo, Japan (October).
AESQ standard AS13006, Process Control Methods, is released.
Inaugural VP Procurement Roundtable is held in July in conjunction with the Farnborough Air Show. The event was attended by 85 executives from engine OEMs that are corporate members of AESQ and one key customer, Airbus.
Supplier Forums held in Hartford, Connecticut (April) and Toulouse, France (October) to promote the use of AESQ’s Defect Prevention standards.
The G-22 Aerospace Engine Supplier Quality Standards Committee of SAE International® developed a harmonized set of requirements to supplement SAE AS9100™ Standard and SAE AS9145™ Standard with the aim of reducing the existing customer specific requirements. This set of requirements is scheduled for publication as the SAE AS13100™ Standard in mid 2020.
AESQ created a set of 4 “Management of Key Date Related Approvals” Guidance Documents to support suppliers in the aerospace engine supply chain during the COVID-19 pandemic.
AESQ, through the SAE G-22 Standards Committee, developed the SAE AS13100™ Standard plus 13 AESQ Reference Manuals supporting AS13100.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Delegated Product Release Verification (DPRV) Training was moved online providing training in 8 languages in 43 countries.
SAE G-22 AESQ Standards Committee publishes “AS13100 AESQ Quality Management System Requirements for Aero Engine Design and Producttion Organizations” March 1.
AESQ deploys AS13100 Executive Overview video and On Demand AS13100 Supplemental Quality Management System Requirements course to support AS13100.
AESQ publishes 13 Reference Manuals (RMs) to aid the user with transition to and implementation of AS13100.