The objective of this 2-day practical and ‘hands-on’ AS9102 course and workshop is to explain the requirements of AS9102:2014 (BS EN 9102:2015) Aerospace first article inspection and empower participants to –
complete the associated AS9102:2014 forms correctly through practical illustrations
undertake and document first article inspection in the correct manner
undertake internal and supplier audits/evaluations of the FAI documents and FAIR process
All participants attending the ‘public courses’ are requested to bring along at least one FAIR (either one they have submitted to a customer and/or one received from a supplier). These documents will be used to support the whole of Day-2.
For 'on-site courses', we will require six FAIRs (either ones they have submitted to a customer and/or ones received from a supplier). These documents will be used to support the whole of Day-2.
Course topics include –
Acronyms, Terms and Conventions
Drawings, characteristics and specifications
Understanding part terminology
Customer’s print – ballooned characteristics
Functional testing and ‘certification’
Workshop – your own FAIRs
Inspection results of design characteristics
Control Plan – Process Flowchart
FMEA – MSA (Gauge R&R) – Capability Cpk
1.2 Purpose of FAI (first article inspection)
Customer requirements and expectations
The first article inspection requirement
Workshop – AS9102 conformity?
Variation management of key characteristics (AS9103)
AS9100:2016 – key characteristics
Understanding the AS9102 – AS9103 links
The FAI mantra!
AS9100:2016 (BS EN 9102:2015) requirements for ‘FAI’
Purpose of FAI and AS9102:2014 (BS EN 9102:2015)
Workshop – AS9102 standard or guidance document?
Workshop – key customer FAIR requirements
Documenting customer FAI requirements
Evaluation activities – the FAI process
Definitions of review and verification (ISO 9000:2015)
4.5 Evaluation activities
Workshop – reviewing and verifying FAIRs
4.6 Partial or re-accomplishment of FAI
Summary – when should FAI be performed?
Workshop – re-accomplishment of a FAIR
What does the FAI apply to?
What does the FAI not apply to?
What is included in the FAI?
4.4 Nonconformance handling
Workshop – nonconformance handling
4.7 Documentation – 4.7.1 Forms
Form 1 – part number accountability
Form 2 – product accountability – materials, special processes, and functional testing
Form 3 – characteristic accountability, verification, and compatibility evaluation
Examples of FAI completed forms
Understanding FAIR ‘requirements’
Ballooned drawings – typical examples
Workshop – customer FAI characteristics
4.7.2 Characteristic accountability
4.5 i. – Part marking
4.7.3 – Record results
4.8 – Control of records
FAIR process ‘check-sheet’
Session 7 – Interactive session
When to perform a full FAI or a partial FAI
Interactive exercise – moving location
LAIR – Last Article Inspection Report
Session 8 – Workshop session
The IAQG FAI check-list
Workshop – QMS requirements for FAIRs
Auditing FAI – what to look for
Workshop – organization FAIR review/audit
Workshop – supplier FAIR review/audit
Workshop feedback – class review
Most common reasons for FAI rejection
Workshop – ‘wash-up’ session
TEC's tutors are all experienced in the creation and auditing of FAIRs with many years’ experience in the aerospace industry.
The ‘hands-on’ FAIR workshops require that the organization make available several FAIRs for the class to audit. Wherever possible the FAIRs should include the organization’s own and FAIRs received from their suppliers.
Who should attend
This practical and interactive 2-day 'hands-on' training session and workshop is intended for a broad audience of quality engineers, quality professionals, inspectors, manufacturing engineers/managers, internal auditors and other staff who have to undertake and document a FAIR (First Article Inspection Report) in conformance with AS9102:2014 (BS EN 999102:2015) - including customer-specific requirements.
This is a TEC "Practitioner" course – consequently it incorporates "train-the-trainer".
Deliverables & benefits
Individuals who successfully complete the course will -
be confident in knowing that their abilities enable them to undertake all of the tasks mandated by AS9102:2014 (BS EN 9102:2015)
be better equipped to undertake and document first article inspection
be able to undertake in-depth audits of the FAIR process
All students successfully completing the 2-day course will receive an individual training certificate containing the TEC Transnational's internationally-recognized logo.
The organization will -
be confident that their staff have appropriate skills and can demonstrate competence that includes all elements of AS9102:2014 (BS EN 9102:2015)
know that the outputs of first article inspection will meet the expectations of their aerospace/defence customers
have confidence that their FAIR process will stand up to the scrutiny CB and Customer Audits