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AS9102:2023 Rev C – FAI Practitioner Training - Face to Face

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Course overview

The objective of this 2-day practical AS9102 course and workshop is to explain the requirements of AS9102:2023 First Article inspection Requirements and empower participants to –

  • conform to the updated requirements for FAI planning

  • complete the associated AS9102:2023 forms correctly through practical illustrations

  • understand the role of FAI in APQP & PPAP

  • undertake and document first article inspection in the correct manner

  • undertake internal and supplier audits/evaluations of the FAI documents and FAIR process

  • avoid FAIR rejections

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 FAIR workshops.

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 FAIR workshops.

Course details

Course topics include –


  • Customer terminology

  • Acronyms, Terms and Conventions

  • AS9102:2023 part and characteristics definitions

  • Applicability of AS9102:2023 requirements

  • Example: Types of data needed to satisfy a FAI

  • Workshop: Your organization’s terminology

  • Inspection results of design characteristics

  • Control plans – Process flow chart

  • FMEA – MSA (Gauge R&R) – Capability Cpk

  • Quiz: FAI-related terminology

Session #1

  • AS9102:2023 revision and changes

  • Workshop: Conformity to AS9102:2023 requirements?

  • Purpose of FAI (AS9102:2003 – 1.2)

  • FAI ‘benefits’ and ‘deliverables’

  • The first article inspection (FAI) application

  • Workshop: key characteristics (KCS) and critical items (CIs)

Session #2

  • AS9102:2023 ~ AS9100:2016 links

  • AS9102:2023 ~ AS9100:2016 links

  • Workshop: Confirmation of FAI process

  • Overview of APQP and PPAP

  • The APQP phases and their goals

  • AS9102:2023 ~ AS9145:2022 (APQP & PPAP) links

  • Illustrating the AS9102:2023 ~ AS9103:2016 links

  • Workshop: Confirmation of FAI ~ APQP & PPAP links

Session #3

  • FAI process and embedded/deliverable software

  • Requirements for documented FAI planning

  • FAI planning activity [extended session]

  • Workshop: Confirmation of FAI planning

Session #4

  • Essential FAI requirements

  • Characteristics measurement or verification

  • Characteristics measurement using CMM

  • Part marking, identification and traceability

  • Workshop: Part requirements

Session #5

  • DPD-related FAIR requirements

  • Examples of DPD

  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

  • Workshop: DPD availability

Session #6

  • Evaluation activities to support FAI

  • Workshop: Evaluation activities

Session #7

  • IAQG AS9102:2023 forms management

  • The three FAIR forms

  • The three FAIR forms – description/purpose

  • Class exercise – explaining the data fields

Session #8

  • Characteristic accountability

  • Recording results – variable data

  • Recording results – attribute data

  • Workshop: Characteristic accountability and results

Session #9

  • Handling nonconformances – when processing a FAIR

  • Handling nonconformances – corrective actions

  • Handling nonconformances – partial/full FAI

  • Workshop: Nonconformance handling

Session #10 

  • The FAIR mantra!

  • Responding to changes (extended session)

  • Change criteria defined

  • Workshop: Partial or Re-Accomplishment of FAI

Session #11

  • Records and retention time requirements

  • Workshop: Retained documented information

Avoiding FAIR rejections

  • Auditing FAI – what to look for

  • Missing/inadequate documented processes and records

  • Common reasons for FAIR rejection

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 FAI (First Article Inspection) in conformance with AS9102:2023 – 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 AS9102:2023

  • be better equipped to undertake and document first article inspection

  • be able to undertake in-depth audits of the FAIR process

  • avoid common FAIR rejections – right-first-time-every time!

All participants successfully completing the 2-day course will receive an individual training certificate containing TEC Transnational’s internationally recognized logo.

Organizations will –

  • be confident that their staff have appropriate skills and can demonstrate competence that includes all elements of AS9102:2023

  • 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 Auditors

Upcoming courses

AS9102:2023 Rev C – FAI Practitioner Training

Face to Face
28 May - 29 May 24

AS9102:2023 Rev C – FAI Practitioner Training

Face to Face
02 Sep - 3 Sep 24


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