Newsletter, September 2021

AESQ eNewsletter 2021 September 1


"AESQ Process Failure Mode & Effects Analysis" Webinar Series

AS13100 Process FMEA Requirements Webinar led by Dr Ian Riggs, this free series of interactive webinars scheduled September 14-16 (2 hours each day) will describe the intent of the AESQ AS13100 requirements for Process FMEA and Control Plans and how they link to the effective deployment of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and a Zero Defect Strategy.

This webinar series will explain how AS13100 Process FMEA and Control Plans can be developed, maintained and improved using real examples of best practice from across the industry. The series will also 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.

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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 including GE Aviation, GKN Aerospace, Honeywell, Howmet Aerospace, IHI, MTU Aero Engine, PCC, Pratt & Whitney, Rolls-Royce and Safran. In order to support multiple time zones, we are providing 2 opportunities to participate in the Supplier Forum:

  • October 6 @ 11am (-5GMT) - Live Virtual Supplier Forum to be recorded and video posted on AESQ website to review at individual's convenience
  • October 26 @ 8pm (-5GMT) - Live Virtual Q&A Only Event - Participants will watch the October 6 Supplier Forum video recording prior to this session.

Registration will be open in August.  Please visit the AESQ website for further details on future events.

AESQ Supplier Forums


Participate in the AESQ Supplier Survey

In March of 2021, the SAE G-22 AESQ Standards Committee published AS13100 “AESQ Quality Management System Requirements for Aero Engine Design and Production Organizations” to harmonize existing standards and simplify supplier quality requirements from the various aerospace engine manufacturers. 

As part of the process of implementing AS13100 across the aero-engine supply base, the AS13100 Deployment Team has developed a short survey of suppliers on their understanding of the standard and efforts to be compliant by December 31, 2022.  

Your feedback will help the AESQ Deployment Team plan training and communication materials to best support suppliers in their AS13100 implementation.

Thank you for taking the time to respond,

The AESQ AS13100 Deployment Team

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AS13100 Deployment Update

The AESQ member companies have set the goal that AS13100 will become part of all members' company-specific supplier quality requirements documents (e.g. ASQR-01, SABRe, S-1000) and be a contractual requirement of their supplier base by December 31, 2022. This leaves suppliers 16 months to review the new standard, perform the internal compliance analysis as described in RM13009, and then address and eliminate any gaps prior to the December 31, 2022 deadline. 

The AESQ members will also be publishing updated versions of their company-specific requirements documents over the coming months (one company has already done so).  In addition to AS13100, there will still be some company-specific requirements in these documents (often describing specific forms or electronic systems to be used) but most of the requirements on suppliers will be contained in AS13100.  For this reason, it is vital that suppliers to AESQ member companies begin to address their own AS13100 compliance status.

As an example, the AESQ has developed a Milestone Plan to support AS13100 transition planning.  In this (very high-level) plan, it is recommended that by now, companies should have purchased and read the AS13100 standard, key Quality Leaders at suppliers should have already taken the AS13100 Requirements Training course, and work should be started on adding AS13100 requirements to any internal AS9100 (or other required certification) compliance matrices and the AS13100 compliance self-evaluation of RM13009 begun or scheduled to begin very soon.  How far along is your company in this plan?

To review the Milestone Plan and other AS13100 Support Materials, please follow the link below.  The AESQ encourages suppliers to submit questions ( which will be responded to on a case-by-case basis.

More AS13100 Deployment Materials


Quality Foundations Training Course Coming Soon!

SAE Professional Development is launching Quality Foundations in October 2021 to support the requirements called out in AS13100.  The course will be available in a Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) format and will be available globally to suppliers in the aerospace supply chain.

Designed to bring together the key quality systems, processes, and methodologies to show how they work as part of a system, it will focus on Defect Prevention.  The 3-day course will include hands on case studies that illustrate how the quality tools are to be carried out and opportunities to evaluate the current practice inside the supplier organization.