About AESQ Strategy Group™

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.

Guiding Principles

  • 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


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 Trollhatten (April) and Tokyo (October)