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e-Learning: AS9102 & AS9103 – First Article Inspection + Key Characteristics

Programme overview

This e-Learning course covers all of the requirements of both –

  • AS9102Aerospace first article inspection requirement
  • AS9103Aerospace Series – Quality Management Systems Variation Management of Key Characteristics

A combination of quizzes, tests and practical exercises are used to ensure understanding of the principles and practices related to first article inspection, capability studies and basic process control charts (Xbar-R).

The e-Learning course includes exercises using Minitab® – if you don’t have a copy of Minitab® – download a FREE 30-day trial.

All necessary data is provided in MS Excel spreadsheets which may be downloaded with the sessions.

The relationship between the IAQG standards AS9100, AS9145, AS9102 and AS9103 is identified and explained – with particular reference to APQP and PPAP. The AESQ AS13006 methodologies are incorporated for aspects of Statistical Process Control (SPC).

Programme details

Introduction to AS9102 & AS9103

  • AS9102 activities
  • AS9103 activities
  • AS9102 and AS9103 purpose
  • Quiz: AS9102 activities
  • Quiz: AS9103 activities

AS9102

The AS9102 FAI activities and requirements

  • Overview of FAI process
  • Part requirements, ballooning & DPD
  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
  • Ballooned drawings
  • Part marking
  • Inspection using CMM
  • Requirements for FAI – AS9102
  • Personal assignment: requirements for AS9102 conformity
  • Requirements for FAI – AS9100
  • Quiz: AS9100 requirements for FAI

The AS9103 KC activities and requirements

  • Overview of KCs (Key Characteristics)
  • Overview of CIs (Critical Items)
  • Requirements for CIs & KCs – AS9103
  • Personal assignment: requirements for AS9103 conformity
  • Overview of Special requirements
  • Related standards and documents
  • Quiz: locating CIs, Special requirements and KCs terms

ISO 9000 terminology

  • ISO 9000 terms and definitions
  • Test: ISO 9000 terms and definitions

AS9100 requirements for CIs, Special requirements and KCs

  • Identifying AS9100 requirements
  • Personal assignment: evaluation of the QMS

FAI & FAIR terminology & acronyms

  • FAI & FAIR terminology
  • Test: FAI & FAIR terminology & acronyms
  • FAI & FAIR acronyms
  • Test: FAI & FAIR acronyms

FAI responsibility, benefits and applicability

  • FAI responsibility and benefits
  • FAI applicability
  • Quiz: FAI & AS9102 applicability

Purpose and contents of the FAIR forms

  • Purpose of a FAIR
  • The FAIR forms
  • Forms ‘header’ information
  • Form 1
  • Form 2
  • Form 3
  • Quiz: purpose and contents of the FAIR forms

The FAI process

  • FAI planning requirements
  • FAI planning activities
  • The FAI steps
  • Quiz: the FAI steps
  • Nonconformance handling
  • Status of a FAI
  • Quiz: when to perform a full FAI
  • Quiz when to perform a partial FAI
  • LAIR – Last Article Inspection Report

Auditing the FAI process and FAIRs

  • IAQG Checklist
  • Common reasons for FAI rejection

AS9103

AS9103 purpose, applicability and requirements

  • Purpose and applicability of AS9103
  • Requirements of AS9103 (and AS13006)
  • Quiz: AS9103 purpose, applicability and requirements
  • Statistical software

Establishing statistical control

  • Sources of variation
  • Common causes of variation
  • Test: identifying common causes
  • Special causes of variation
  • Test: identifying special causes
  • Checking data for statistical control
  • Why ‘bell-shaped’?

Determining the ‘normality’ of data

  • Introduction to the exercises
  • Personal assignment: confirming ‘normality’ of the data
  • Test: analysing process shortcomings

Improving process performance

  • Original situation
  • Personal assignment: standardizing and centring the process
  • Test: analysing improved process standardization
  • Summary and the way forward

Understanding and quantifying process capability

  • Visualizing process capability
  • Illustration: A ‘non-capable’ process (centred)
  • Illustration – A ‘capable’ process (centred – ‘best case’)
  • Illustration – A ‘just-capable’ process (not centred – ‘worse case’)
  • Calculating Cp (centred – best case)
  • Test: Cp calculation

Optimizing the process

  • Reducing variation & centring the process
  • Illustration: new process performance
  • Run Chart
  • Histogram
  • Analytical check on ‘normality’
  • Minitab® Cp and Cpk calculations

Deploying control charts

  • Introduction to control charts
  • Xbar-R Chart
  • Setting up an Xbar-R Control Chart using Minitab®
  • The “industry standard tests” for statistical control
  • Test: the industry tests for statistical control

Practical elements of control charts

  • Operating Xbar-R charts in the workplace
  • Event Log

Appreciate the benefits of control charts and some final 'words of wisdom'

  • Supporters of Statistical Process Control (SPC)
  • Quiz: Pros & Cons of Statistical Process Control (SPC)
  • Some relevant 'words of wisdom'

Programme benefits

The objective is to qualify practitioners who will be ‘subject experts’ able to understand the theory and be capable of implementing first article inspection, capability studies and basic process control charts (Xbar-R).

  • AS9102Aerospace first article inspection requirement
  • AS9103Aerospace Series – Quality Management Systems Variation Management of Key Characteristics

TEC are an approved IAQG Training Provider, an AESQ Training Provider and a CQI/IRCA Training Partner.

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e-Learning: AS9102 & AS9103 – First Article Inspection

£295

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