Newsletter, October 2021

AESQ eNewsletter 2021 October 1


AESQ Supplier Forum - Focus on AS13100 Deployment - October 6

The next AESQ Virtual Supplier Forum is planned for Wednesday, October 6 with a focus on deployment of AS13100 AESQ Quality Management System Requirements for Aero Engine Design and Production Organizations. AESQ Supplier Forums are a great opportunity for suppliers to hear directly from top executives from engine OEMs.  The Virtual Supplier Forum will include deployment presentations from GE Aviation, Rolls-Royce and GKN.

In order to support multiple time zones, AESQ is providing 2 opportunities to participate in the Supplier Forums:

  • October 6 @ 11am EDT (-4GMT) - Live Virtual Supplier Forum to be recorded and video posted on AESQ website to review at individual's convenience
  • October 27 @ 9am JST (-9 GMT) / October 26 @ 8pm EDT (-4GMT) - Live Virtual 'Q&A Only' Event - Participants will watch the October 6 Supplier Forum video recording prior to this session.    


AESQ Supplier Forums

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AS13100 PFMEA Requirements Webinar Series a Great Success!

Dr. Ian Riggs, Rolls-Royce, led this highly successful webinar series with 778 registered from 29 countries receiving excellent feedback!

The videos, presentations and questions/answers are all online (click button below) for free viewing on AESQ's website.

This webinar series explains how AS13100 Process FMEA and Control Plans can be developed, maintained and improved using real examples of best practices from across the industry. They illustrate the unique approach to the use of Reference Process FMEAs to help standardize the organization’s PFMEAs and to reduce the length of time taken to create them.



AESQ Reference Manual RM13006 Revised & Published

The AESQ Process Control Methods Subject Matter Interest Group has revised RM13006 Process Control Methods and published it September 7, 2021.

RM13006 was developed to promote the correct application of process control. Aerospace products are such that quality issues can be high profile and cause reputational damage to the producer, customer, and the industry. They also cause disruption to operations. Therefore, specialists from the leading Aerospace companies collaborate to improve the industry’s adoption and application of process control.

This Reference Manual includes both statistical and non-statistical tools for the application of control activities in the factory, and a range of statistical methods for process study of stability and capability leading to process improvement.

It also discusses process control from a principles level to help practitioners apply the techniques in the diverse array of manufacturing processes and environments. Common pitfalls and barriers are also discussed.



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Pratt & Whitney, a Raytheon Technologies Company, has been transforming powered flight with an explorer’s heart and a perfectionist’s grit. Lisa Claveloux, P&W’s Senior Director, Group Quality, tells the iconic brand’s history, what impacts the pandemic has had on the aerospace industry, and the more sustainable footprint their GTF engines bring to the skies.

Claveloux's passion for safety drew her to the work of the SAE ITC's Aerospace Engine Supplier Quality (AESQ) Strategy Group.  She discusses the challenges in the market, the gap the SAE AS13100TM Standard fills, and why compliance is critical for enabling quality and making our skies safe for everyone.




Free AS13100 Executive Overview Video Series

Learn how AS13100 minimizes requirements and improves overall product quality by focusing on the key quality systems and processes! Through the free Executive Overview video series and a self-paced, online Requirements Course, your organization can gain key knowledge about a common quality language, how to gain compliance to AS13100 and the business value and benefit of the standard.



AS13100 Deployment Update

One of the first tools developed by AESQ to support the aero engine supply chain is Reference Manual (RM)13009 Compliance Assessment.  This document provides a structure for companies to begin to identify their current compliance to the new AS13100 standard including a 3-part Self-Assessment Checklist that can be used to document both compliance and any gaps that may exist needing addressing. 

Prior to conducting the Self-Assessment, it is highly recommended that a company’s Quality Leaders follow the SAE AS13100™ Requirements Training Course (online/ 10 hours) and/or the soon to be released AESQ Quality Foundations Course to ensure a complete understanding of the AS13100 requirements.

In addition, AESQ has developed a Milestone Plan to support AS13100 transition planning.  Please click the button below to review the Milestone Plan and other AS13100 Support Materials.

AESQ also recommends participating in the next Virtual Supplier Forum scheduled for October 6.


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